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

4.56pm 12 January 2021
12.37am 10 January 2021
1.08pm 29 December 2020
1.08pm 29 December 2020
12.15pm 13 December 2020
12.22pm 10 December 2020
12.23pm 4 December 2020
5.02pm 29 November 2020
3.05am 26 November 2020
10.41am 7 November 2020
6.13pm 28 October 2020
9.27am 18 October 2020
9.21am 18 October 2020
10.43am 17 October 2020
4.24am 11 October 2020
3.04pm 10 October 2020
5.28am 7 October 2020
9.16pm 29 September 2020
9.16pm 29 September 2020
4.24pm 17 September 2020

Today's weather

11°C Rain
Min: 6°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

Torbay Lifeboat Station
Berry Head Road
South Devon

Station phone number

01803 853136


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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