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

10.35pm 7 May 2019
12.55am 6 May 2019
10.40am 4 May 2019
5.56pm 26 April 2019
9.11am 6 April 2019
4.00pm 28 March 2019
11.11pm 7 March 2019
11.05am 27 February 2019
11.00am 27 February 2019
2.05pm 22 February 2019
4.15pm 19 February 2019
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

Today's weather

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Min: 11°C Max: 16°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

News and media from Cowes Lifeboat Station

Cowes Lifeboat involved in ‘Floating Bonfire’ Drama
Night photo showing the Cowes crew at the scene of the boat fire.
Article Lifeboats
Cowes Lifeboat involved in ‘Floating Bonfire’ Drama
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Wave-damaged fishing boat brought to safety by lifeboat
RNLI logo
Article Rescue
Wave-damaged fishing boat brought to safety by lifeboat
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Rudderless fishing boat towed to East Cowes
Fishing boat alongside the fishing boat as it is towed to East Cowes.
Article Rescue
Rudderless fishing boat towed to East Cowes
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High Sheriff Presents Lifeboat Awards at Cowes Station
The High Sheriff, with lifeboat crew and shore crew members in the lifeboat station.
Article People
High Sheriff Presents Lifeboat Awards at Cowes Station
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