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

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
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

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 14°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
IP18 6NB

Station phone number

01502 725485


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

Article Fundraising
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?