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

1.25pm 26 January 2019
5.46pm 8 January 2019
5.26pm 30 December 2018
11.37am 30 October 2018
2.43pm 27 October 2018
12.33am 22 October 2018
8.33am 21 October 2018
8.27am 21 October 2018
12.03pm 6 October 2018
11.57am 6 October 2018
6.57am 27 September 2018
1.07pm 23 September 2018
1.43pm 18 September 2018
1.28pm 14 September 2018
1.22pm 14 September 2018
2.10pm 28 August 2018
11.11am 23 August 2018
6.30pm 19 August 2018
3.00pm 19 August 2018
10.14pm 10 August 2018

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 4°C Max: 10°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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