RNLI Torbay Lifeboat Station

Torbay Lifeboat Station

For nearly 140 years Torbay Lifeboat Station has operated an all-weather lifeboat and today the station also has an inshore D class lifeboat. The crews have a remarkable history of bravery with 52 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Torbay Lifeboat Station

4.24pm 17 September 2020
5.13pm 8 September 2020
2.25pm 8 September 2020
7.31pm 6 September 2020
1.14pm 30 August 2020
11.45am 29 August 2020
8.17pm 25 August 2020
8.17pm 25 August 2020
12.17pm 22 August 2020
11.37pm 11 August 2020
3.36pm 10 August 2020
3.02pm 9 August 2020
6.33pm 8 August 2020
6.29pm 8 August 2020
1.56pm 8 August 2020
10.19am 8 August 2020
9.02pm 6 August 2020
2.30pm 2 August 2020
6.36pm 1 August 2020
5.28pm 29 July 2020

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

Torbay Lifeboat Station
Berry Head Road
Brixham
South Devon
TQ5 9AF

Station phone number

01803 853136

Accessibility

Parking is limited although public car parks are very close by.

Visiting times

Typically between 10am-4pm. Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. 

Shop hours

Typically between 10am-4pm. Shop opening hours are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment. 

Shop phone number

Shop at Middle Street: 01803 883570
Kiosk at station: 01803 853136 (same as station)

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News and media from Torbay Lifeboat Station

Young family’s lives saved after their sinking boat was scuppered on rocks
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Young family’s lives saved after their sinking boat was scuppered on rocks
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New stats reveal south west RNLI volunteers are busier than ever over Christmas
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New stats reveal south west RNLI volunteers are busier than ever over Christmas
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Torbay RNLI rescue lone sailor
A lone sailor was taken off his 25ft yacht 17 miles south east of Berry Head. Sea state rough, winds force 7 from the south east. Coxswain Mark Criddle took difficult decision to leave the yacht to founder due to sea state – it wouldn’t have been possible to tow it back to Brixham, even with a drogue.
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Torbay RNLI rescue lone sailor
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Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat rescues distressed yacht
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Exmouth RNLI Lifeboat rescues distressed yacht
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