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”.

Our new Shannon-Class lifeboat ‘Anthony Kenneth Heard’ has arrived at Rhyl at 12.24 on October 13th on Rhyl beach, after a passage from Poole. Intense training is underway. We are confident our new lifeboat will be coming into service as the station boat late 2019.

To see a video of the arrival click on this link

We have set up a Facebook page where you will find information regarding the arrival of our new Shannon-class lifeboat  Click HERE

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

RHYL LIFEBOAT Events calendar
Please click HERE to go to our new dedicated events page, which will give information of upcoming events and how to interact with us.

Schools/Organised parties are welcome to visit the boathouse when booked in advance. Click here for details

Next All-weather lifeboat (AWB) exercise:

There will be no further scheduled exercises for our Mersey lifeboat until we launch to take the Mersey from Station. Details of the day will be given later

Next Inshore boat (ILB) exercise:

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


If you wish to donate to the RNLI through Rhyl station, please go to our donate page. 
Please don’t forget to restrict the donation to Rhyl station. Thank you.

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.

  • In the last 5 years … (2014-2018) 

  All-weather Lifeboat

  • Paged 108 times
  • 31 People saved/assisted
  • Time at sea on service 159 hours

Inshore Lifeboat

  • Paged 214 times
  • 53 people saved/assisted
  • Time at sea on service 182 hours