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Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

Today’s lifeboat station at Rye Harbour operates an inshore Atlantic 85 lifeboat. During its 165-year history Rye Harbour saw one of the worst lifeboat disasters in the RNLI’s history when 17 crew lost their lives in 1928.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

2.16am 15 September 2018
9.32am 9 September 2018
10.33pm 8 September 2018
5.46pm 6 August 2018
2.35pm 5 August 2018
4.23pm 14 July 2018
11.12am 5 July 2018
3.40pm 20 June 2018
3.33pm 20 June 2018
9.05pm 16 May 2018
4.52pm 9 May 2018
4.56pm 5 May 2018
11.13am 7 April 2018
9.40pm 21 March 2018
12.41pm 17 October 2017
10.27pm 4 October 2017
9.21am 3 September 2017
1.02pm 22 August 2017
6.37pm 19 August 2017
10.07pm 5 August 2017

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 15°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station
Harbour Road
Rye Harbour
East Sussex
TN31 7TU

Station phone number

01797 223693

Accessibility

Disabled access

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Tony Edwards 

Visitor contact phone number

01797 223693

Shop hours

From the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in November
10am–2pm every Sunday

News and media from Rye Harbour Lifeboat Station

‘Preventing loss of life in the world’s waters’:shared aim on the IMRF exchange
RNLI helm in the water dressed in a wet suit
Article Sea safety
‘Preventing loss of life in the world’s waters’:shared aim on the IMRF exchange
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A generous £5000 donation left to the RNLI in memory of Humphrey Lestocq
Article Legacies
A generous £5000 donation left to the RNLI in memory of Humphrey Lestocq
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Hurrah! The end is in sight: Porsche 911 visits Rye Harbour RNLI
Children and families from Rye Harbour cluster round the red Porsche 911 sports car
Article Fundraising
Hurrah! The end is in sight: Porsche 911 visits Rye Harbour RNLI
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Rye Harbour RNLI bids farewell to a ‘good man.’
coffin shrouded in a RNLI flag carried by RNLI crew
Article People
Rye Harbour RNLI bids farewell to a ‘good man.’
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