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.

The officials, crew and fundraising team would like to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. In these difficult times, the crews of the RNLI are still willing to launch 24 hours a day to save lives at sea, supported by great teams on land. Peace, hope, health and joy to you all.


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
Due to the Coronavirus (Covid-19) situation in the UK, we have been instructed to suspend all public visits to the station and community engagement events, for the interests of the health and safety of the public and our volunteers. We will be happy to rearrange all station visits currently booked, to a later date.
1/6/2021. We are happy to announce that our station shop is now open,  under strict Welsh Government Covid level 4 guidelines. Shop opening hours are…….. Every day 11am to 3pm; except Friday, which is 12 noon to 2pm.
The RNLI online shop is still available. 
We would like to reassure our supporters and the local community that Rhyl’s all-weather and inshore lifeboats will remain fully operational, and our volunteers will remain on call ready to save lives at sea and along the coast. 

Next All-weather lifeboat (AWB) exercise:

Exercises afloat have recommenced under Welsh Government Covid-19 guidelines on 20/2/2021. Dates of exercises will not be announced to reduce the number of persons present at an exercise. We thank you for your patience. Thank you.

Next Inshore boat (ILB) exercise:

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

Upcoming events
We may have exciting news about our annual Boxing Day dip soon. Plans are being made if permission is given to go ahead with the event. Keep visiting this page or our Facebook page for further details.

(Please click HERE to go to our dedicated events page, which will give 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.

  • In the 5 years 2014 to 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

Terms and policies 

The item below is not active at this time due to Welsh government Covid rules, which are still in force 14.10.21.

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