Newcastle Lifeboat Station

Newcastle Lifeboat Station

Established in 1825, Newcastle Lifeboat Station operates an all-weather Mersey class lifeboat and an inshore D class lifeboat. The crews have been awarded thirty medals for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Newcastle Lifeboat Station

4.34pm 12 June 2021
4.30pm 12 June 2021
4.30pm 12 June 2021
11.13pm 10 June 2021
3.06pm 23 May 2021
10.54am 26 March 2021
10.54am 26 March 2021
2.55pm 17 February 2021
1.25am 5 December 2020
4.45pm 13 November 2020
4.45pm 13 November 2020
9.52am 24 August 2020
9.18am 14 July 2020
10.36am 13 July 2020
9.56am 13 July 2020
4.24pm 26 June 2020
1.40am 26 June 2020
1.40am 26 June 2020
1.34am 26 June 2020
10.44pm 18 June 2020

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 6°C Max: 15°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

Newcastle Lifeboat Station
South Promanade
Co. Down
BT33 0EX

Station phone number

028 4372 5138


Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times


Visitor contact email

Shop hours

It is a mobile shop, available on request 

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News and media from Newcastle Lifeboat Station

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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?