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

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

5.37pm 19 October 2021
6.57pm 15 October 2021
6.23pm 10 October 2021
12.55am 18 September 2021
3.41pm 17 September 2021
5.00pm 7 September 2021
2.45pm 4 September 2021
2.45pm 4 September 2021
12.36pm 10 August 2021
6.56pm 8 August 2021
12.12pm 26 July 2021
12.05pm 26 July 2021
7.07pm 22 July 2021
1.26pm 21 July 2021
5.18pm 19 July 2021
11.21am 19 July 2021
8.16am 9 July 2021
6.36am 4 July 2021
5.43pm 26 June 2021
5.46pm 10 May 2021

Today's weather

13°C Cloudy
Min: 10°C Max: 13°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

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

RNLI Wells inshore lifeboat awaits instruction to assist with blazing boat
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RNLI Wells in multi-agency call to assist with burning vessel
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Inshore lifeboat and crew assist stranded RIB
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RNLI Wells inshore lifeboat recover RIB aground in fog and fading light
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lifeboat crew run with inshore lifeboat to launch it at sea.
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Wells inshore lifeboat rescues two people cut off by the tide on Holkham Beach
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Skegness RNLI involved in rescue of crew from sinking vessel
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Celebrate your loved one on the top of the Wells-next-the-Sea lifeboat

Due to the unprecedented success of Launch a Memory, you can now for the first time add your loved one’s name in the letters and numbers on the top of the new all-weather Shannon class which will save lives at sea for years to come.