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

12.32pm 7 June 2023
1.43pm 1 June 2023
1.41pm 1 June 2023
8.56am 25 May 2023
8.06pm 24 May 2023
4.49pm 24 May 2023
11.52am 24 May 2023
8.15pm 22 May 2023
8.15pm 22 May 2023
12.23pm 17 May 2023
5.49pm 13 May 2023
1.36pm 13 May 2023
4.32pm 8 May 2023
2.36pm 1 May 2023
5.56pm 22 April 2023
5.17pm 20 April 2023
1.29pm 14 April 2023
6.32pm 10 April 2023
2.44pm 9 April 2023
6.07pm 5 April 2023

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 14°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

Explore inside Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Sailors thank RNLI Ilfracombe for rescuing them from a sinking ship
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Article Sea safety
All welcome at Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station
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