RNLI Wells Lifeboat Station

Wells Lifeboat Station

Lifeboat crews at Wells have been saving lives at sea since 1830 but the first RNLI lifeboat station was built in 1869. The current boathouse is located on a sand and shingle spit just over a mile north of the town.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Wells Lifeboat Station

2.07pm 27 December 2020
12.57pm 24 December 2020
7.51am 7 December 2020
3.37pm 23 November 2020
6.53pm 20 November 2020
7.16am 15 November 2020
10.37pm 14 November 2020
1.21pm 28 October 2020
8.51am 8 October 2020
2.16pm 28 September 2020
2.34pm 24 September 2020
7.59pm 23 September 2020
4.58pm 15 September 2020
5.51pm 13 September 2020
6.11am 6 September 2020
10.44am 5 September 2020
4.11pm 1 September 2020
9.40am 23 August 2020
8.34pm 21 August 2020
8.42pm 20 August 2020

Today's weather

8°C Cloudy
Min: 4°C Max: 8°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

Wells Lifeboat Station
Beach Road
NR23 1DR 

Station phone number

01328 710230


Parking, Disabled Parking

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 9am-5.30pm
Occasional weekends during crew training exercises

Dates and times of training exercises can be found on the station’s website

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News and media from Wells Lifeboat Station

Article Rescue
Wells RNLI respond to 4 people and a dog cut off by the tide
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Article Rescue
Wells RNLI volunteers aid fishing vessel in difficulty
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Article Rescue
23ft Cabin Cruiser with three people and dog on board in danger of capsizing
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Article Sea safety
Two rescued by Wells RNLI after inflatable dinghy capsizes on outgoing tide
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Bring hope, even on the darkest days

Coronavirus has delayed crucial crew training and lifeboat maintenance. A kind donation from you could help keep our crews safe and ready to rescue. Will you give us hope this spring?