Scarborough lifeboat station

Scarborough Lifeboat Station

Founded in 1801, Scarborough is one of the oldest stations still in operation. Its new state-of-the-art lifeboathouse opened on 27 November 2016. The crews have received 35 awards for gallantry and today the station operates a Shannon class all-weather lifeboat and a D class inshore lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Scarborough Lifeboat Station

11.05am 13 February 2021
6.55pm 4 February 2021
3.07pm 26 January 2021
12.44am 19 January 2021
4.46pm 30 December 2020
10.45pm 21 October 2020
9.25pm 28 September 2020
1.41pm 28 September 2020
12.25pm 19 September 2020
3.56pm 17 September 2020
12.13pm 5 September 2020
5.06pm 31 August 2020
12.44am 24 August 2020
10.30pm 23 August 2020
3.18pm 20 August 2020
7.20pm 11 August 2020
9.27pm 6 August 2020
7.02pm 31 July 2020
10.55am 26 July 2020
4.06pm 24 July 2020

Today's weather

8°C Cloudy
Min: 4°C Max: 8°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

Scarborough Lifeboat Station
West Pier
Foreshore Road
North Yorkshire
YO11 1PB

Station phone number

01723 360520


Pay and Display car park on West Pier

Shop opening times

1 November - 29 February
Monday - Friday 11am-3pm
Saturday - Sunday 10am-4pm

1 March - 31 October
Daily 10am-4pm

For visits please contact

Lifeboat Visits Officer
John Porter
07789 502716

For media enquiries please contact

Lifeboat Press Officer
Dave Barry
07890 322992

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Library image of Scarborough RNLI’s inshore lifeboat
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