Lowestoft Lifeboat Station

Lowestoft Lifeboat Station

Lowestoft is one of the oldest lifeboat stations in the British Isles. Many notable rescues have been carried out during Lowestoft's history, including the evacuation of British forces from Dunkirk, and the crews have received 45 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Lowestoft Lifeboat Station

7.11pm 8 August 2020
1.56am 31 July 2020
10.57am 30 July 2020
4.05pm 29 July 2020
1.10pm 12 July 2020
11.06pm 25 May 2020
10.04am 3 May 2020
6.50pm 12 April 2020
5.11am 19 March 2020
11.31am 8 February 2020
2.07am 10 January 2020
7.27pm 24 November 2019
4.53pm 28 October 2019
10.41pm 2 October 2019
9.43am 10 September 2019
12.38pm 5 September 2019
3.20pm 31 August 2019
9.17pm 28 August 2019
9.45pm 17 August 2019
7.59pm 16 August 2019

Today's weather

24°C Cloudy
Min: 20°C Max: 24°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

Lowestoft Lifeboat Station
c/o Royal Norfolk & Suffolk Yacht Club
South Pier
Royal Plain
Suffolk
NR33 0AE

Station phone number

01502 573757

Accessibility

Pedestrian access to view the Lowestoft Lifeboat from the quayside is available to the public. There is parking available at nearby public seafront car parks.

Shop open hours

Sunday, Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 
10.30am to 2.30pm (subject to volunteers)

Shop Phone Number

01502 531507
(answer phone)

News and media from Lowestoft Lifeboat Station

’Good in-tent’: Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat crew get a surprise when out on a shout
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat crew with the abandoned tent
Article Rescue
’Good in-tent’: Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat crew get a surprise when out on a shout
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Tributes paid to Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Management Committee Chairman
Michael Barlow at the naming ceremony for Shannon class lifeboat 13-05 'Patsy Knight'
Article People
Tributes paid to Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat Management Committee Chairman
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Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat called to help a Dutch yacht that had lost its rudder
Lowestoft RNLI LIfeboat 'Patsy Knight' brings the Dutch yacht without a rudder into port
Article Lifeboats
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat called to help a Dutch yacht that had lost its rudder
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Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat and two helicopters called to injured crewman
The motor cruiser hit by big seas arrives at Lowestoft
Article Lifeboats
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat and two helicopters called to injured crewman
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