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Founded in 1801, Scarborough is one of the oldest lifeboat stations still in operation. Its new state-of-the-art lifeboathouse opened on 27 November 2016. The crews have received 35 awards for gallantry and today the station operates a Shannon class all-weather lifeboat and a D class inshore lifeboat.

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. In the event of an emergency at sea call 999.


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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:Follow signs for Scarborough's South Bay from A64 (west) A165 (south) A171 (north). The Lifeboat house is on the seaward side near the traffic lights.The nearest railway station is Scarborough, which is 0 miles away.

Scarborough RNLI Station

Type:Sightseeing Attraction

Lifeboat Station House, Foreshore Road, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 1PB
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Tel07789 502716


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Opening Times

Scarborough Lifeboat Station & RNLI Shop (Winter Hours) (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)
Monday - Friday11:00 - 15:00
Saturday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00
Scarborough Lifeboat Station & RNLI Shop (1 Mar 2023 - 1 Nov 2023)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00

* Our Lifeboat shop is now open!
We aim to be open daily but all our staff are volunteers
If you are passing and the board is outside then we are open!

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