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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Southwold Lifeboat Station

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
11.48am 6 August 2020
9.09pm 2 August 2020
12.54pm 1 August 2020
11.30am 1 August 2020
6.49pm 21 July 2020
1.37pm 19 July 2020
10.10am 3 July 2020
10.10am 3 July 2020
4.05pm 25 June 2020
4.08pm 7 February 2020
6.41pm 4 December 2019
3.59pm 19 September 2019
12.59pm 31 August 2019
12.56pm 31 August 2019

Today's weather

16°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 16°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

Southwold Lifeboat Station
Ferry Road
Southwold
Suffolk
IP18 6NB

Station phone number

01502 725485

Accessibility

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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Lowestoft RNLI Lifeboat returning from the search for a missing swimmer
Article Rescue
Four RNLI lifeboats involved in a search for a missing swimmer off Lowestoft
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Coastal deaths 2017: RNLI says ‘floating’ saves lives
Article Beach safety
Coastal deaths 2017: RNLI says ‘floating’ saves lives
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RNLI warns 'Respect the Water' during ‘deadliest’ month at East Anglian coast
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Article Sea safety
RNLI warns 'Respect the Water' during ‘deadliest’ month at East Anglian coast
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Diplomatic cycling mission raises more than £1,000 for RNLI Wells-next-the-Sea
Jon and Claire Davies arrive in Wells after their ride
Article Fundraising
Diplomatic cycling mission raises more than £1,000 for RNLI Wells-next-the-Sea
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