Contact Us

Cowes Lifeboat Station is currently closed to visitors due to the outbreak of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). Please do not attempt to visit the station under any circumstances, this is to protect our crew and allow them to continue launching to emergencies. More info here

Ready for a shout

Cowes Lifeboat Station
Watch House Lane
Isle of Wight


Station Phone: 01983 299387*

Operations Manager: 07917 233198

*Please note, this station is not manned 24 hours a day.

PRESS ENQUIRIES: If you are looking for press enquiries, please contact:

George Chastney, Volunteer Lifeboat Press Officer, / 07530 254052

Julie Rainey, South East Media Manager, / 07827 358256

RNLI Duty Press Officer (24hr), 01202 336789

If you are looking for the RNLI’s Inshore Lifeboat Centre (factory), in East Cowes, please click HERE.


If you are interested in volunteering with us, please have a look at the ‘volunteering‘ page.


Our station is located at the southern end of Cowes Parade, adjacent to the Island Sailing Club.

From The Red Jet or High Street: Walk along the High Street towards the seafront (north). After about five minutes, you should see the RNLI Shop on your right hand side; take the next right down Watch House Lane (by The Union Inn) and you will find the lifeboat station at the bottom of the lane.

From the Gurnard Area (West of Cowes): Walk towards Cowes along the Esplanade, in front of the Royal Yacht Squadron and onto the parade. Walk right to the very end of the parade and you will see Cowes Lifeboat Station!

If you would like to have a look round our station, please email us on the above email address, or just ring the bell and see if somebody is in!

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