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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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

9.55pm 31 December 2023
8.15pm 20 November 2023
12.28am 6 August 2023
6.18pm 28 July 2023
1.29pm 27 April 2023
2.20pm 15 April 2023
1.58pm 26 March 2023
3.43pm 19 August 2022
4.42pm 13 July 2022
5.19am 16 June 2022
4.46pm 9 June 2022
1.46pm 1 June 2022
1.49pm 3 January 2022
3.56pm 31 August 2021
2.37pm 23 August 2021
1.30pm 22 August 2021
12.59pm 8 August 2021
8.45pm 10 July 2021
5.18pm 9 July 2021
7.26pm 13 June 2021

Today's weather

9°C Rain
Min: 5°C Max: 9°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Newbiggin RNLI
Lifeboat Station
New Sandridge
Newbiggin By The Sea
NE64 6DX

Station phone number

01670 817320

Visitor contact

Name: Lewis Mortimer

Email: [email protected]  

Visiting times

Please contact us to enquire about booking a visit.

Friday - Monday
10am - 4pm

Shop hours

Friday - Monday
10am - 4pm

Shop Contact

Name: Amy Fayers

Email: [email protected] 

Connect with us

Press Enquires: Richard Martin


News and media from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat on training session at the Newbiggin reef
Article Events
Newbiggin RNLI celebrates RNLI’s 200th anniversary
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Black and white image on left in comparison to colourised image on the right. Depicting a line of women hauling boat ashore.
Article Heritage
Historic RNLI North East images brought to life in colour for 200th anniversary
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Article Fundraising
Newbiggin Lifeboat Station 2023
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Volunteers from the lifeboat and coastguard teams in action.
Article Crew training
Multiple Rescue Team Training
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