Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

Newbiggin Lifeboat Station, the oldest operational lifeboat boathouse in the United Kingdom, dates back to 1851. The crews have been presented with 16 awards for gallantry, and today the station operates an Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

7.26pm 13 June 2021
3.55pm 5 June 2021
4.28pm 6 December 2020
12.59pm 4 October 2020
12.55pm 12 September 2020
2.15am 21 August 2020
12.32pm 7 August 2020
11.57am 30 July 2020
4.08am 25 July 2020
10.16am 6 July 2020
10.16am 6 July 2020
9.06pm 4 July 2020
3.39pm 27 June 2020
1.57pm 29 April 2020
11.50pm 22 April 2020
7.22pm 19 December 2019
6.22pm 28 August 2019
10.30am 26 August 2019
12.12am 21 August 2019
1.40pm 15 August 2019

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 19°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

Newbiggin Lifeboat Station
Old Sandridge
Newbiggin Bay
NE64 6DU

Station phone number

01670 817320

Visitor contact

Stan Green

Visitor contact phone number

01670 817320

Visiting times


Shop hours


Shop phone number

01670 817320

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News and media from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

Newbiggin lifeboat returning to station
Article Rescue
Newbiggin Lifeboat Launched for unknown floating object
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Steve, Mark, Dave and Lewis with lifeboat trainer Mark Perry centre
Article Crew training
Launch Vehicle Training
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Lifeboat returning after call
Article Rescue
Newbiggin lifeboat assists drifting pleasure boat
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Lifeboat at sea
Article Rescue
Early morning call for volunteers
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?