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

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
6.27pm 20 August 2020
6.18pm 16 August 2020
4.10pm 15 August 2020
3.31pm 8 August 2020
11.00am 7 August 2020
3.49pm 1 August 2020
2.37pm 31 July 2020
3.31pm 30 July 2020
7.21pm 20 July 2020
3.20pm 20 July 2020
11.31am 12 July 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 17°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
Wells-next-the-Sea
Norfolk
NR23 1DR 

Station phone number

01328 710230

Accessibility

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

Three persons cut off in the marshes whilst fishing between Wells and Stiffkey
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Three persons cut off in the marshes whilst fishing between Wells and Stiffkey
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Wells RNLI rescues two people cut off in the marshes whilst fishing
Photo of the entire Wells RNLI team
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Wells RNLI rescues two people cut off in the marshes whilst fishing
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Wells RNLI rescue fishing boat
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Wells RNLI rescue fishing boat
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Wells RNLI rescue yacht run aground
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Wells RNLI rescue yacht run aground
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