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

5.21pm 17 January 2022
3.42pm 3 January 2022
4.56pm 1 January 2022
4.04pm 29 December 2021
2.39pm 4 November 2021
1.12pm 2 November 2021
4.20pm 26 October 2021
9.36am 25 October 2021
5.37pm 19 October 2021
6.57pm 15 October 2021
6.23pm 10 October 2021
4.15pm 9 October 2021
12.38pm 2 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

Today's weather

5°C Sunshine
Min: 2°C Max: 5°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

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News and media from Wells Lifeboat Station

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