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

Rye Lifeboat Station Hello Herbie II

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

7.43pm 16 September 2021
12.36pm 10 September 2021
4.08pm 3 September 2021
2.31pm 3 August 2021
5.42pm 21 July 2021
5.32pm 2 July 2021
2.31pm 13 June 2021
10.44am 3 June 2021
11.29am 28 May 2021
10.12am 14 May 2021
8.29am 2 May 2021
5.14pm 6 April 2021
4.13pm 1 April 2021
12.37pm 14 September 2020
12.20pm 26 August 2020
2.38pm 11 August 2020
2.38pm 11 August 2020
12.51pm 10 August 2020
4.10pm 9 August 2020
12.18pm 3 August 2020

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 18°C
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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


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

In the foreground the lifeboat Hello Herbie II and in its foamy wake the cabin cruiser Neva Pearl under tow
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