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RNLI Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station in the snow

Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Covering part of the north Devon coast, Ilfracombe has celebrated nearly 180 years as a lifeboat station. The two lifeboats carry out a wide variety of shouts and four Medals for gallantry have been awarded.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

6.17pm 6 April 2024
6.17pm 5 April 2024
6.13pm 5 April 2024
1.10am 5 April 2024
1.08am 5 April 2024
12.39am 5 April 2024
5.30pm 29 March 2024
5.30pm 29 March 2024
5.05pm 29 March 2024
1.48pm 29 March 2024
5.08pm 24 March 2024
12.34pm 17 March 2024
12.31pm 13 February 2024
12.31pm 13 February 2024
12.22pm 27 January 2024
12.20pm 27 January 2024
9.46pm 23 January 2024
4.00pm 23 December 2023
5.01pm 2 December 2023
9.13am 29 October 2023

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 12°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station
The Lifeboat House
14 Broad Street
EX34 9EE

Station phone number

01271 863771

Visiting times

10am–4pm Monday–Thursday

Visitor contact

Leigh Hanks

Visitor contact phone number

01271 863771

Shop hours

Monday - Sunday



Shop phone number

01271 879405

Explore inside Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Ann Cleeves book launch very nearly scuppered by a lifeboat call out
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Article Heritage
Ilfracombe marks 200 years of life saving by the RNLI
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Article People
Volunteers awarded for their years of service with RNLI Ilfracombe
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Article People
Doing the double at RNLI Ilfracombe
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