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

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
3.29pm 6 May 2021
6.59am 28 April 2021
1.20pm 16 April 2021
1.20pm 16 April 2021
1.11pm 15 April 2021
4.33pm 27 February 2021
2.07pm 27 December 2020
12.57pm 24 December 2020
7.51am 7 December 2020
3.37pm 23 November 2020

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 18°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

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 all-weather lifeboat tows disabled cruiser into Wells harbour
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Wells all-weather lifeboat assists 30ft disabled motor cruiser
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Crew of three and volunteer support launch D Class inshore lifeboat
Article Sea safety
RNLI Wells lifeboat assist group cut off by the channel in hours of darkness
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Volunteer crew of three racing across the sea in D Class lifeboat
Article Sea safety
Wells RNLI in multi-agency call to save man drifting out to sea
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?