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

5.46pm 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
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

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 13°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

Lifeboat towing yacht into harbour with RNLI tractor ready to assist
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Wells RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew assist yacht without power at sea.
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Two call outs in the same day for Wells RNLI lifeboat volunteers.
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Local fishing boat being towed back to Wells
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RNLI Wells lifeboat volunteers face strong winds as they rescue fishing vessel
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