RNLI West Kirby Lifeboat

West Kirby Lifeboat Station

For 40 years an inshore lifeboat at West Kirby has covered an area off the north west tip of the Wirral peninsula. Today’s D class lifeboat is a re-engineered and updated version of the original D class.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from West Kirby Lifeboat Station

12.44pm 20 October 2020
11.50am 4 October 2020
1.34pm 22 September 2020
11.20am 18 September 2020
9.40am 31 August 2020
1.39pm 29 August 2020
1.39pm 29 August 2020
5.25pm 28 August 2020
3.12pm 6 August 2020
3.40pm 2 August 2020
10.35pm 20 July 2020
2.30pm 26 June 2020
2.18pm 25 June 2020
2.06pm 25 June 2020
2.57pm 30 May 2020
2.53pm 30 May 2020
11.13am 25 May 2020
3.21pm 23 May 2020
9.55am 20 May 2020
1.24pm 12 May 2020

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 7°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

West Kirby Lifeboat Station
Coronation Gardens
South Parade
West Kirby
Merseyside
CH48 3JU

Station phone number

01516 251800

Visiting times

Visits are subject to volunteer availability and may be arranged by appointment.

Visitor contact

Dave Henshaw

Visitor contact phone number

0151 625 1800

News and media from West Kirby Lifeboat Station

West Kirby and Hoylake RNLI respond to call for medical assistance
Article Rescue
West Kirby and Hoylake RNLI respond to call for medical assistance
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Charity urges public to be vigilant of high spring tides this weekend
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Article Rescue
Charity urges public to be vigilant of high spring tides this weekend
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West Kirby RNLI come to the aid of family of four on Hilbre Island
Article People
West Kirby RNLI come to the aid of family of four on Hilbre Island
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Dad battles to keep daughter’s head above water in dramatic mass rescue
Mum, daughter and dad pose with a member of the West Kirby volunteer crew
Article Lifeboats
Dad battles to keep daughter’s head above water in dramatic mass rescue
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