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

Southwold Lifeboat Station

Southwold Lifeboat Station

The station’s lifeboat was one of 19 that took part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk. Over its 140-year history Southwold lifeboat crews have been presented with over 20 awards for gallantry.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Southwold Lifeboat Station

10.05am 16 September 2021
8.59am 26 August 2021
1.43pm 14 August 2021
5.29pm 5 August 2021
6.14pm 3 August 2021
4.35pm 29 July 2021
4.44pm 28 July 2021
8.06pm 2 July 2021
4.42pm 9 May 2021
10.29am 30 March 2021
3.43pm 16 February 2021
3.27pm 7 February 2021
1.38pm 11 January 2021
1.19pm 11 October 2020
12.17pm 20 September 2020
11.46am 13 September 2020
8.52am 27 August 2020
8.47am 27 August 2020
3.40pm 23 August 2020
6.44pm 9 August 2020

Today's weather

16°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 16°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Southwold Lifeboat Station
Ferry Road
IP18 6NB

Station phone number



Parking, disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only
Don't miss: crew training – 7pm–9pm most Thursdays

Visitor contact

Gary Doy

Visitor contact phone number

07768 556106

News and media from Southwold Lifeboat Station

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