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Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Today’s lifeboat station at Rye Harbour operates an inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat. During its 165-year history Rye Harbour saw one of the worst lifeboat disasters in the RNLI’s history when 17 crew lost their lives in 1928.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

9.33pm 13 September 2019
11.07pm 31 August 2019
3.30pm 26 August 2019
6.15pm 25 August 2019
11.42am 22 August 2019
8.17am 12 August 2019
2.56pm 25 July 2019
3.15pm 15 July 2019
3.10pm 15 July 2019
8.14pm 14 July 2019
12.20pm 14 July 2019
2.10pm 23 June 2019
9.03am 1 June 2019
3.54pm 26 May 2019
11.34am 25 May 2019
1.00pm 20 April 2019
1.15pm 19 March 2019
2.54pm 19 January 2019
3.32pm 31 December 2018
11.26am 14 December 2018

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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
Harbour Road
Rye Harbour
East Sussex
TN31 7TU

Station phone number

01797 223693

Accessibility

Disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Tony Edwards 

Visitor contact phone number

01797 223693

Shop hours

From the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in November
10am–2pm every Sunday

News and media from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

A Hat Trick of helms at RNLI Rye Harbour in 2019
Article People
A Hat Trick of helms at RNLI Rye Harbour in 2019
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Littlestone volunteers spend 24 hours at sea in a life raft to raise vital funds
Photo of Littlestone crew members Wayne Black and Josh Spiers who spent 24 hours in a life raft.
Article Fundraising
Littlestone volunteers spend 24 hours at sea in a life raft to raise vital funds
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RNLI Rye Harbour saves a stricken vessel late at night
Article Rescue
RNLI Rye Harbour saves a stricken vessel late at night
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Vincents victorious for RNLI Rye Harbour
There is a crowd of RNLI crew and well-wishers in front of the boathouse. John Newson proudly holds the cheque for the money he has raised
Article Fundraising
Vincents victorious for RNLI Rye Harbour
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