This is the Homepage of Rhyl Lifeboat station in North Wales, one of over 250 R.N.L.I. stations which cover the complete coastline of the British Isles and Ireland, including inland waters.
Throughout this website, The all-weather lifeboat will be called “AWB” and the inshore lifeboat “ILB”. Please revisit us regularly! Thanks.

To see a video of the Shannon arrival click on this link

Remember – if you think you see someone in trouble at sea, dial 999 and ask for “COASTGUARD”

RHYL LIFEBOAT Events calendar
As the coronavirus restrictions end, parties will soon be able to visit the boathouse. Keep re-visiting this page to check. 

Next All-weather lifeboat (AWB) exercise:

Sunday 3rd July 10am to 3pm.

Next Inshore boat (ILB) exercise:

Normally (depending on weather conditions) the ILB will exercise Sunday mornings about 10 am to 12 noon, and also with the AWB on exercise.

(Please click HERE to go to our dedicated events page, which gives information of upcoming events and how to interact with us.


You can donate to the station via Justgiving (see our ‘Donations‘ page).

Did you know? The lifeboat is crewed by volunteers.

When a call comes in, crew members may be at work, or at home. The coastguard pages the crew and they jump into action, attending the lifeboat station as quickly as they can do safely. Once at the station the coxswain or helm (for the ILB) picks the best team for the job from the available crew. The shore crew ready boats and tractors whilst the boat crew are kitting up. Communication is maintained with the Coastguard to get as much information as possible before the boats leave the boathouse to LAUNCH !

We’re always ready to respond!

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year.

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