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

3.37pm 23 November 2020
6.53pm 20 November 2020
7.16am 15 November 2020
10.37pm 14 November 2020
1.21pm 28 October 2020
8.51am 8 October 2020
2.16pm 28 September 2020
2.34pm 24 September 2020
7.59pm 23 September 2020
4.58pm 15 September 2020
5.51pm 13 September 2020
6.11am 6 September 2020
10.44am 5 September 2020
4.11pm 1 September 2020
9.40am 23 August 2020
8.34pm 21 August 2020
8.42pm 20 August 2020
6.27pm 20 August 2020
6.18pm 16 August 2020
4.10pm 15 August 2020

Today's weather

7°C Cloudy
Min: 6°C Max: 7°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

Article Rescue
23ft Cabin Cruiser with three people and dog on board in danger of capsizing
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Article Sea safety
Two rescued by Wells RNLI after inflatable dinghy capsizes on outgoing tide
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Article Rescue
Three persons cut off in the marshes whilst fishing between Wells and Stiffkey
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Article Rescue
Wells RNLI rescues two people cut off in the marshes whilst fishing
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Bring the crew home safe this Christmas

Volunteer lifeboat crews are busier than ever. The risks they face are greater. The costs to keep them safe are rising. But income is falling. Can they and their families count on your kindness this Christmas?