Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station

Over the last 148 years lifeboats have been stationed at both Staithes and Runswick and the crews have been presented with nine awards for gallantry. Today’s inshore lifeboat is located in the small fishing village of Staithes.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station

9.17pm 26 October 2020
4.12pm 19 September 2020
8.43am 13 September 2020
1.16pm 26 July 2020
9.52am 25 July 2020
1.41pm 21 July 2020
12.21pm 3 July 2020
7.39pm 26 June 2020
8.44am 8 June 2020
10.30pm 5 June 2020
10.42am 28 May 2020
11.17am 2 April 2020
1.55am 18 March 2020
5.20pm 13 March 2020
9.44pm 9 November 2019
12.11am 12 October 2019
3.43pm 2 October 2019
3.43pm 2 October 2019
9.15pm 8 September 2019
1.31pm 26 August 2019

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 3°C Max: 11°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

Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station
Cowbar
Staithes
North Yorkshire
TS13 5BY

Station phone number

01947 840001

Visiting times

10am–4pm daily
Don't miss: crew training - Summer 6pm Monday, Winter 10am Sunday

Visitor contact

David Porritt

Visitor contact phone number

01947 840141

Shop hours

Easter–Christmas
Monday–Sunday

Shop phone number

01947 840587

News and media from Staithes and Runswick Lifeboat Station

Article Lifeboats
Staithes and Runswick RNLI Search for Stricken Boat off the North East Coast
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Article Lifeboats
Staithes and Runswick RNLI search for missing angler
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Article Rescue
Four RNLI lifeboats launch in fog to broken down craft
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Article Lifeboats
Staithes RNLI search for couple and three dogs
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?