a lifeboat is parked in front of a 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

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
9.27pm 9 August 2023
9.05pm 7 August 2023
10.27am 21 June 2023
3.55pm 17 June 2023
3.50pm 10 June 2023
7.37pm 20 May 2023
6.14pm 8 May 2023
8.19pm 8 April 2023
10.01am 1 April 2023
1.34pm 19 March 2023
12.53am 17 February 2023
3.05pm 21 January 2023
3.09pm 20 November 2022

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 17°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

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 one crew with HRH Duke of Kent, Sir Timothy Lawrence and Mark Dowie at official naming and dedication ceremony Wells station
Article People
What’s it like to be an RNLI Volunteer at Wells lifeboat station?
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Inshore lifeboat Peter Wilcox with three volunteer crew onboard
Article Rescue
RNLI Wells tasked to assist five people cut off by the tide at Brancaster Beach
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Two lifeguards pictured in front of the RNLI lifeguard station with the quad bike behind them on Wells beach
Article Sea safety
An interview with RNLI lifeguards on Wells-next-the-sea beach
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The D-Class lifeboat at sea with spray over the side of the lifeboat with 4 crew members
Article Beach safety
Meet Will Richardson, Wells RNLI crew and joint owner of an historic Dutch barge
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