Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes Lifeboat Station is converted from a former HM Customs Watch House, the rear of which is 300 years old. It looks out onto one of the world’s busiest shipping waterways and carries out a range of interesting services every year.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Cowes Lifeboat Station

10.14pm 10 August 2018
11.37am 10 August 2018
5.11pm 3 August 2018
5.10pm 3 August 2018
5.06pm 3 August 2018
1.23pm 25 July 2018
1.17pm 16 July 2018
9.41pm 30 June 2018
6.34pm 30 June 2018
1.54pm 27 June 2018
12.06am 25 June 2018
12.56am 22 June 2018
1.36am 20 June 2018
12.10pm 16 June 2018
3.36pm 9 June 2018
12.37pm 1 June 2018
3.54pm 19 May 2018
4.32pm 28 April 2018
5.54pm 22 April 2018
7.44pm 21 April 2018

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 16°C
Max: 19°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Cowes Lifeboat Station
Watch House Lane
Cowes
Isle of Wight
PO31 7QH

Station phone number

01983 299387

Accessibility

Parking, disabled parking

Visitor contact email

cowes@rnli.org.uk

Visiting times

Open most bank holidays, otherwise by appointment. Contact the station for details.

Shop hours

Monday-Saturday
10:30am-4:30pm
Sunday
11am-3:30pm

Shop phone number

01983 209073

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News and media from Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes Lifeboat Attends Fatal Cowes Week Incident
The scene on the Trinity Landing pontoon as desperate attempts were made to resuscitate the yachtsman.
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Cowes Lifeboat Attends Fatal Cowes Week Incident
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It’s action galore on the Solent for Cowes lifeboat
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It’s action galore on the Solent for Cowes lifeboat
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Cowes lifeboat station receives Princess Royal
Princess Royal and husband outside the boathouse.
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Cowes lifeboat station receives Princess Royal
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Cowes lifeboat joins rescue mission after yacht dismasting
The yacht looking a sorry sight in mid Solent
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Cowes lifeboat joins rescue mission after yacht dismasting
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