Penlee Lifeboat Station

Penlee Lifeboat Station

Penlee has a remarkable history of bravery with the lifeboat crews being presented with 44 awards for gallantry during its 200 year history. The station has also witnessed tragedy with nine lifeboat crew losing their lives saving others at sea.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Penlee Lifeboat Station

9.37am 8 January 2021
11.42am 3 January 2021
3.02am 3 January 2021
3.02am 3 January 2021
12.31pm 24 December 2020
12.16pm 24 December 2020
1.55am 10 December 2020
7.08pm 17 November 2020
6.48pm 2 November 2020
6.48pm 2 November 2020
10.57pm 25 October 2020
5.34pm 6 October 2020
12.38pm 28 September 2020
9.36pm 17 September 2020
9.03am 9 September 2020
5.46pm 7 September 2020
7.30pm 28 August 2020
6.12am 19 August 2020
6.06am 19 August 2020
6.38pm 10 August 2020

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 12°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

Penlee Lifeboat Station
TR18 5HW

Station phone number

01736 369246


Parking, disabled parking

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment.

Visitor contact

Patrick Harvey

Visitor contact phone number

01736 369246

Shop hours


Shop phone number

01736 351695

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News and media from Penlee Lifeboat Station

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Sennen Cove lifeboat launches to assist surfer
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Article Heritage
Old and rusty RNLI collection box brought to life
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Article Rescue
Penlee lifeboat come to the rescue of distressed deer in the water
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