Minehead Lifeboat Station

Minehead Lifeboat Station

Looking out over the broad expanse of the Bristol Channel, Minehead Lifeboat Station has operated from the same boathouse for over 100 years. Today's station has two inshore lifeboats - a B class Atlantic 85 and a D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Minehead Lifeboat Station

7.08pm 18 April 2021
7.08pm 18 April 2021
8.33pm 30 March 2021
10.25pm 23 March 2021
9.46am 19 March 2021
3.23pm 29 November 2020
10.14am 19 October 2020
10.35am 18 September 2020
6.50pm 13 September 2020
8.16pm 2 September 2020
7.26pm 1 September 2020
2.05pm 29 August 2020
6.24pm 22 August 2020
6.19pm 22 August 2020
8.47pm 20 August 2020
5.17pm 19 August 2020
3.14pm 8 August 2020
6.49pm 2 August 2020
1.29pm 31 July 2020
6.55pm 20 July 2020

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 11°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

Minehead Lifeboat Station
Quay West
TA24 5UN

Station phone number

01643 703388


Disabled access

Visiting times

Visitors may view boathouse when shop is open. Crew training Sunday mornings 9:30am (except first Sunday of the month), also first and third Thursday evenings at 7pm.

Visitor contact

Eric Atkins (for school and organised visits)

Visitor contact phone number

07929072299 or 01398323634

Shop hours

Mid March-October 
Daily 10.30am-4.30pm

Saturday and Sunday
11am - 3pm

26 December to early Jan
Daily 11am-3pm

Two weeks of February Half Term Holidays
Daily 11am-3pm

Shop phone number

01643 706421

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News and media from Minehead Lifeboat Station

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RNLI launches £250,000 local appeal for Minehead station upgrade
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