RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

Red Bay Lifeboat Station

Red bay Lifeboat Station

One of nine lifeboat stations in Northern Ireland and providing search and rescue rescue cover for part of the Antrim coast, Red Bay has been operating an inshore lifeboat for over 30 years. The station has a B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Red bay Lifeboat Station

4.36pm 23 July 2021
6.26pm 22 July 2021
6.19pm 22 July 2021
4.28pm 22 July 2021
11.19pm 10 July 2021
11.19pm 10 July 2021
9.28am 7 July 2021
7.06am 21 June 2021
4.43pm 11 June 2021
4.38pm 11 June 2021
3.40pm 6 June 2021
3.40pm 6 June 2021
2.22pm 27 May 2021
2.22pm 27 May 2021
6.04pm 15 May 2021
9.20am 24 April 2021
9.16am 12 March 2021
7.23pm 11 March 2021
3.00pm 13 February 2021
3.00pm 13 February 2021

Today's weather

18°C Cloudy
Min: 16°C Max: 18°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Red Bay Lifeboat Station
Coast Road
Cushendall
Ballymena
Northern Ireland
BT44 0QW

Station phone number

028 2177 1483

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Andrew McAllister

Visitor contact phone number

078 0258 7770

News and media from Red bay Lifeboat Station

Antrim Hurler Neil McManus at RNLI college
Article Beach safety
Antrim Hurler Neil McManus backs RNLI summer water safety campaign
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Video Beach safety
RNLI/GAA Summer Campaign with Neil McManus
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Article Lifeboats
Red Bay and Larne RNLI bring 17 fishermen to safety
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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?