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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

6.32pm 8 April 2024
3.05pm 6 April 2024
5.48pm 22 March 2024
3.47pm 24 February 2024
6.24pm 23 February 2024
12.23pm 4 February 2024
11.03am 16 December 2023
2.12pm 11 November 2023
9.20am 8 November 2023
5.51am 11 October 2023
1.21pm 8 October 2023
7.24pm 29 September 2023
12.46pm 27 September 2023
10.54am 14 September 2023
3.35pm 2 September 2023
6.53pm 20 August 2023
2.53pm 20 August 2023
6.50pm 19 August 2023
4.19pm 15 August 2023
2.18am 13 August 2023

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 7°C Max: 12°C
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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

Please check opening times on our Facebook Page. You will be able to view the boats from the viewing gallery and, if you wish, browse the stock of lifeboat merchandise. 

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

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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).

News and media from Wells Lifeboat Station

Wells RNLI D Class lifeboat ‘Peter Wilcox’ launched to three people cut off by the tide Monday 8 April 2024 with a volunteer crew of three
Article Rescue
Wells RNLI inshore lifeboat assists three people cut off by the tide
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Article Fundraising
Riders of Charity set off on fundraising ride from Hunstanton RNLI
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Wells RNLI D class lifeboat ‘Peter Wilcox’ launching Friday 23 March 2024 to two people cut off by the tide Blakeney Harbour
Article Rescue
Wells RNLI launched to two people cut off by the tide at Blakeney
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