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

2.51pm 3 April 2021
1.32pm 2 April 2021
4.06pm 31 March 2021
3.30pm 28 March 2021
9.39pm 24 March 2021
2.59pm 25 February 2021
6.32am 10 February 2021
12.19pm 5 February 2021
1.57am 28 January 2021
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

Today's weather

8°C Cloudy
Min: 6°C Max: 8°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

Fundraising cyclist Peter Hutchinson who completed a virtual 575 mile ride the equivalent distance from Lowestoft to Aberdeen RNLI
Article Fundraising
Virtual Cycle Challenge and Fundraiser for RNLI
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Royal Navy Diver on Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat preparing to board the dredger to deal with unexploded ordnance
Article Lifeboats
Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat helps Navy with unexploded wartime shells
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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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