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

2.32pm 11 November 2020
9.16am 1 November 2020
3.27am 20 September 2020
11.03pm 19 September 2020
10.52pm 19 September 2020
6.20pm 19 September 2020
3.00pm 19 September 2020
4.50pm 18 September 2020
3.13pm 15 September 2020
8.48am 1 September 2020
3.28pm 26 August 2020
8.54pm 12 August 2020
11.43am 8 August 2020
10.57am 8 August 2020
10.46am 8 August 2020
3.25pm 7 August 2020
12.20pm 7 August 2020
12.14pm 7 August 2020
8.34pm 6 August 2020
5.35pm 1 August 2020

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 10°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

Article Fundraising
Book your plaice for the RNLI's virtual Fish Supper Quiz
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Article Rescue
Littlehampton RNLI assists jetski and yacht on busy Saturday
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Article Fundraising
Littlehampton RNLI welcome cyclists raising money for the lifeboats
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Article Rescue
Three shouts in four hours for Littlehampton RNLI
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?