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

12.25pm 1 January 2021
4.33am 26 December 2020
11.08am 25 December 2020
10.02am 6 November 2020
10.55am 7 October 2020
7.09pm 30 September 2020
12.11pm 20 September 2020
8.55pm 18 September 2020
9.32am 15 September 2020
9.32am 15 September 2020
8.48am 1 September 2020
4.28pm 22 August 2020
1.17pm 22 August 2020
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

Today's weather

6°C Rain
Min: 1°C Max: 6°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
NR33 0AE

Station phone number

01502 573757


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

Article Lifeboats
Lowestoft lifeboat called to yacht drifting for two days
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Lowestoft RNLI lifeboat approach the french trawler aground off Corton
Article Rescue
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat called to French trawler aground off Corton
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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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