RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

1.29pm 18 September 2021
6.48pm 12 September 2021
4.45pm 11 September 2021
4.39pm 11 September 2021
10.05am 10 September 2021
10.12pm 6 September 2021
5.57pm 4 September 2021
6.53am 1 September 2021
10.02pm 28 August 2021
2.34pm 24 August 2021
3.52pm 20 August 2021
6.18pm 18 August 2021
2.16pm 15 August 2021
8.35pm 14 August 2021
5.49pm 12 August 2021
3.34pm 8 August 2021
3.11pm 7 August 2021
3.05pm 6 August 2021
2.59pm 6 August 2021
2.19pm 6 August 2021

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 13°C Max: 18°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

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

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Ilfracombe RNLI launch to assist fishing vessel
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Shannon class all-weather lifeboat
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Ilfracombe RNLI launch to sailing dinghy in difficulty
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D class lifeboat at sea
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Two people cut off by tide at Sillery Sands
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Crew members secure small fishing boat to mooring in Ilfracombe harbour with ALB in foreground
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Ilfracombe RNLI launch to rescue three men from fishing boat
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