Littlehampton Lifeboat Station

Littlehampton Lifeboat Station

The modern Littlehampton Lifeboat Station was established in 1967, and is located on the east side of the River Arun. It was home for 49 years to succesive lifeboats named Blue Peter 1, funded by viewers of the children's BBC television programme. These days, the station is equipped with an Atlantic 85 lifeboat and D-Class inshore lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Littlehampton Lifeboat Station

7.04pm 13 June 2021
9.06pm 12 June 2021
5.54pm 12 June 2021
4.30pm 12 June 2021
9.22pm 11 June 2021
3.18pm 1 June 2021
4.37pm 2 May 2021
3.11pm 26 April 2021
1.19am 22 April 2021
6.49pm 19 April 2021
6.25pm 30 March 2021
2.16pm 29 March 2021
5.51pm 26 February 2021
10.38pm 25 January 2021
1.36pm 21 January 2021
12.58am 13 January 2021
6.22pm 1 January 2021
2.56pm 27 December 2020
3.23pm 22 December 2020
3.59pm 11 December 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 17°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Littlehampton Lifeboat Station
Fisherman's Quay
West Sussex
BN17 5BL

Station phone number

01903 715351


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

The station is open most days, 10am-4pm. This may be curtailed during periods of bad weather.

January-March 11am-2pm weekdays, 10am-3pm weekends. 

Shop hours


Shop phone number

01903 724296

News and media from Littlehampton Lifeboat Station

The Littlehampton RNLI volunteer crew returning to the slipway at Fisherman’s Quay in the early hours of 13 June after more than seven hours of search and rescue operations.
Article Sea safety
4 shouts in 36 hours for Littlehampton RNLI lifeboats and crews
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(from left to right) Hannah Presgrave, Ian Foden and Bea Homer run and cycle in Littlehampton as part of their epic fundraising challenge
Article Fundraising
Littlehampton RNLI crew raise £2,000 in epic fundraising challenge
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Hannah Presgrave, Littlehampton RNLI volunteer crew member
Article Fundraising
Littlehampton RNLI crew member to run 45km in full lifeboat crew kit
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Bea Homer proudly holds her fundraising certificate from 1988 in front of one of Littlehampton's lifeboats
Article People
Littlehampton couple respond to the RNLI’s Mayday call
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?