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

12.21pm 7 September 2019
4.40pm 1 September 2019
4.52pm 30 August 2019
4.45pm 30 August 2019
1.32pm 23 August 2019
5.06pm 22 August 2019
12.06pm 14 August 2019
12.06pm 14 August 2019
10.35am 4 August 2019
8.06pm 2 August 2019
6.13pm 2 August 2019
1.39pm 2 August 2019
1.39pm 2 August 2019
5.09pm 30 July 2019
5.09pm 30 July 2019
2.50pm 30 July 2019
2.15pm 27 July 2019
2.10pm 27 July 2019
6.21pm 26 July 2019
9.07pm 22 July 2019

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 15°C Max: 17°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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

South West RNLI lifeboat stations to feature in series 4 of Saving Lives at Sea
Saving Lives at Sea series 4 group shot
Article People
South West RNLI lifeboat stations to feature in series 4 of Saving Lives at Sea
Read more
Ilfracombe RNLI launch to assist injured sailor
Ilfracombe RNLI tow yacht after injured crew taken to safety
Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI launch to assist injured sailor
Read more
Ilfracombe RNLI launch to kayakers struggling against tide
RNLI crew standing in the inshore lifeboat with two kayaks across bows heading for the lifeboat station
Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI launch to kayakers struggling against tide
Read more
Ilfracombe RNLI launch to rescue three people and dog cut off by tide
Inshore lifeboat close to rocks assisting person cut off by tide
Article Lifeboats
Ilfracombe RNLI launch to rescue three people and dog cut off by tide
Read more