RNLI Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station in the snow

Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Covering part of the north Devon coast, Ilfracombe has celebrated nearly 180 years as a lifeboat station. The two lifeboats carry out a wide variety of shouts and four Medals for gallantry have been awarded.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

6.44pm 4 April 2020
6.44pm 4 April 2020
5.19pm 4 April 2020
4.04pm 4 April 2020
3.25pm 8 March 2020
2.16pm 28 January 2020
7.32pm 19 January 2020
7.32pm 19 January 2020
2.10pm 30 November 2019
2.10pm 30 November 2019
3.51pm 10 November 2019
3.51pm 10 November 2019
3.51pm 10 November 2019
4.08pm 9 November 2019
4.08pm 9 November 2019
11.28pm 15 October 2019
9.20am 5 October 2019
3.30pm 2 October 2019
3.56pm 29 September 2019
3.50pm 29 September 2019

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 13°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station
The Lifeboat House
14 Broad Street
Ilfracombe
Devon
EX34 9EE

Station phone number

01271 863771

Visiting times

10am–4pm Monday–Thursday

Visitor contact

Leigh Hanks

Visitor contact phone number

01271 863771

Shop hours

March
Monday - Sunday
11am-3pm

April-October
Monday-Sunday
10.30am-4.30pm

November-December
Monday-Sunday
11am-3pm

Shop phone number

01271 879405

News and media from Ilfracombe Lifeboat Station

Ilfracombe RNLI launched to report of upturned kayak
Shannon class lifeboat heading out to sea
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Ilfracombe RNLI launched to report of upturned kayak
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Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboats launch to four people cut off by tide
Three crew in the D class inshore lifeboat
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Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboats launch to four people cut off by tide
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Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboat appeal reaches target after ‘amazing’ response
Lifeboat crew with the D class inshore lifeboat
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Ilfracombe RNLI lifeboat appeal reaches target after ‘amazing’ response
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Ilfracombe RNLI station launches £12,000 appeal for new inshore lifeboat
Crew standing next to the D class inshore lifeboat holding cards with the numbers £12000
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Ilfracombe RNLI station launches £12,000 appeal for new inshore lifeboat
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