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

3.09pm 20 November 2022
12.24pm 24 September 2022
12.16pm 16 September 2022
1.34pm 7 September 2022
5.04pm 3 September 2022
3.49pm 26 August 2022
2.25pm 21 August 2022
10.31am 17 August 2022
9.50pm 13 August 2022
1.53pm 13 August 2022
1.41pm 3 August 2022
2.17pm 19 July 2022
11.10am 17 July 2022
10.33pm 16 July 2022
6.07pm 16 July 2022
10.29pm 13 July 2022
12.49am 4 July 2022
5.01pm 15 June 2022
6.12pm 2 June 2022
6.10pm 2 June 2022

Today's weather

9°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 9°C
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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

Connect with us


Launch a Memory

For enquiries regarding Launch a Memory, please do not contact the station directly. Please contact our Launch a Memory Team on [email protected] or call our Supporter Experience Team on 0300 300 0061 (UK) or 01 511 9871 (Ireland).


Visits are only available to book online. Any bookable slots that are available can be found on the Eventbrite page.

News and media from Wells Lifeboat Station

Wells RNLI inshore lifeboat heads out to the location of the casualty
Article Sea safety
RNLI Wells volunteer crew rescue injured woman from the incoming tide
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Billy Scoles, Fred Whitaker and Phil Eaglen lower the flag at the old lifeboat station for the last time.
Article Events
RNLI Wells celebrate opening of new lifeboat station with flag ceremony
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Woman and dog being helped out of the lifeboat after being cut off by the tide
Article Rescue
RNLI Wells lifeboat rescues woman and dog from the incoming tide
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