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

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
11.31am 10 December 2020
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

Today's weather

10°C Cloudy
Min: 5°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

Andy Harris with the Blue Peter 1 lifeboat (now retired) in the background.
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25 years at the helm – Littlehampton Lifeboat’s Andy Harris returns to shore
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Two RNLI lifeguards putting up windbreak with safety messaging, both wearing face masks.
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Littlehampton RNLI Lifeboat Station at sunset
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Littlehampton RNLI's Renee Sherman lifeboat
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Littlehampton RNLI prepares for busy 2021
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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

Coronavirus has delayed crucial crew training and lifeboat maintenance. A kind donation from you could help keep our crews safe and ready to rescue. Will you give us hope this spring?