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

9.55pm 18 April 2021
1.20pm 15 April 2021
1.20pm 15 April 2021
12.38pm 14 April 2021
10.45am 15 March 2021
2.04pm 12 March 2021
12.16pm 1 March 2021
11.03am 1 March 2021
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

Today's weather

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Min: 5°C Max: 12°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
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

Article Sea safety
West Kirby RNLI’s speedy response to ‘man overboard’
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RNLI West Kirby inshore lifeboat 'Seahorse'
Article Beach safety
West Kirby RNLI called to assist stranded walkers on Little Eye
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Article Sea safety
West Kirby RNLI responds to ‘Mayday’ call in Dee Estuary
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Article Rescue
West Kirby RNLI are joined by helicopter in rescue from Middle Eye
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