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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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Newbiggin Lifeboat Station

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
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

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 17°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Newbiggin Lifeboat Station
Old Sandridge
Newbiggin Bay
NE64 6DU

Station phone number

01670 817320

Visitor contact

John Bryan

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

Article Lifeboats
Blyth RNLI aid vessel which had suffered mechanical failure
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Lifeboat returning to station
Article Fundraising
Newbiggin Easter Fair Success
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Article Fundraising
Saving lives at sea in Huddersfield with the RNLI
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Jess getting ready to go to sea
Article People
Newbiggins first female crew calls for new volunteers
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