RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

8.11pm 16 January 2022
4.23am 16 January 2022
8.35pm 11 January 2022
6.59pm 4 January 2022
11.16am 3 January 2022
9.44pm 2 January 2022
9.43pm 2 January 2022
3.38pm 1 January 2022
3.37pm 29 December 2021
5.50pm 16 December 2021
10.49pm 5 December 2021
10.41pm 5 December 2021
4.58pm 5 December 2021
11.17am 4 December 2021
7.04pm 17 November 2021
9.24pm 13 November 2021
10.44am 13 November 2021
9.36am 6 November 2021
8.47am 5 November 2021
10.51pm 4 November 2021

Today's weather

9°C Sunshine
Min: 4°C Max: 9°C
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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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News and media from Torbay Lifeboat Station

Article People
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All weather Lifeboat approches yacht shortly after letting off red distress flares on edge of Torbay.
Article Crew training
RNLI Torbay interrupts exercise to assist yacht caught up by recent storm.
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Article Fundraising
RNLI Torbay celebrates the 20th anniversary of its Severn class lifeboat
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Article Rescue
Dart and Torbay RNLI called to power boat on fire in Start Bay
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