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

Two Looe lifeboats at sea

Looe Lifeboat Station

Established in 1866 and operating from a prime location on Looe’s seafront, Looe lifeboat station is home to two inshore lifeboats, an Atlantic 85 and D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Looe Lifeboat Station

2.30pm 17 September 2021
4.29pm 10 September 2021
5.21pm 5 September 2021
11.21am 4 September 2021
8.05pm 3 September 2021
6.34pm 29 August 2021
6.16pm 29 August 2021
3.16pm 18 August 2021
4.51pm 8 August 2021
4.09pm 8 August 2021
5.21pm 25 July 2021
5.21pm 25 July 2021
3.55pm 25 July 2021
2.01pm 25 July 2021
11.07am 25 July 2021
6.32pm 22 July 2021
4.28pm 22 July 2021
2.13pm 15 July 2021
8.46pm 14 July 2021
8.22pm 13 June 2021

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 17°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Looe Lifeboat Station
Albatross Boathouse
East Looe 
CornwallPL13 1BX

Station phone number

01503 265072

Visiting information

Subject to operational requirements and volunteer availability, our boathouse is open to the public daily 11am-4pm between Easter to October half term.

School and group visits can be arranged through our Education and visits team. Please complete our visit requests form http://looelifeboats.co.uk/groupvisits.html.


No parking available at the station, please use the public car parks.

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News and media from Looe Lifeboat Station

Finley Mayne presenting a cheque for £2,200 to Looe RNLI volunteer crew Left to right – Jack Spree, Victoria Thomas, Jennifer Crew, David Mitchell, Chris Lewis, Finley Mayne, Nick Pope, Clive Palfrey and Rich Jones
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Finley Mayne’s 100 mile cycle challenge raises £2,200 for Looe Lifeboat Appeal
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Looe RNLI D Class Ollie Naismith returning to station after the first shout yesterday, Sunday 8 August 2021
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Two shouts in quick succession for Looe RNLI volunteer crews
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Looe RNLI D Class Ollie Naismith and Atlantic 85 Sheila and Dennis Tongue II returning to station after shout 1 this morning
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Busiest day ever for Looe RNLI volunteer crews
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Ann Watson, Looe RNLI Management chair, receiving a cheque from Paul Pentland and Phil Harriman, Liskeard auction rooms Left to right Paul Pentland, Ann Watson and Phil Harriman
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Model boat auction proceeds bolster Looe Lifeboat Appeal
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