Always on call to Save Lives at Sea

Welcome to RNLI Torbay, one of the UK’s busiest lifeboat stations which is run almost entirely by volunteers. Here you’ll find our charity’s latest news, key facts on our all-weather and inshore lifeboats, snippets about the lifeboat station and the people who make it tick.

RNLI Torbay’s crew have been saving lives in the waters in and around Torbay and out into the English Channel in all weathers for over 150 years. We are really lucky to have the support of a wonderful band of fundraising volunteers (Torbay Lifeboat Fundraisers) who work tirelessly to keep our boats afloat. Check out the fundraising tab for the latest on what they’ve been up to. And if you’d like to join our friendly team of volunteers, you’ll find all the details on how to get in touch with us on the contacts page.


Details of our most recent shouts are listed here and you’ll find further operational information under our lifeboat tab.

ILB SHOUT 9: 07-03-2021

Incident Date 07-03-2021 Launch Instruct 10:50 Lifeboat Used ILB Location of Casualty Berry Head Quarry Launched to assist Coastguards with rescue of a dog that had fallen from a height. There was concern that the owner might attempt a rescue and be put in danger.Luckily the dog was not badly injured and was helped intoContinue reading “ILB SHOUT 9: 07-03-2021”

ALB SHOUT 4/ILB SHOUT 8: 02-03-2021

Incident Date 02-03-2021 Launch Instruct 17:25 Lifeboat Used ALB/ILB Location of Casualty Berry Head area Both boats launched to stand-by and assist authorities with aiding a vulnerable person.Casualty taken in to Police care and both boats stood down.


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RNLI Torbay operates in busy waters that include the shipping lanes of the English Channel. Within our area of operations we have the busy commercial fishing port of Brixham, five large marinas and two yacht clubs. Our inshore waters are attractive for the widest range of water sports including wake boarding, kayaking, paddle boarding, open water swimming and diving

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Events & News

Fundraising locally is organised mainly by the Torbay Lifeboat Fundraisers (TLF) and contact details together with planned fundraising events are given under the ‘Events’ tab. Please remember the RNLI is a Charity relying entirely on voluntary contributions to establish and maintain the Crew and rescue assets.

Our Purpose: – As a National Charity the RNLI Mission is – ‘to prevent avoidable loss of life at sea’.

A charity registered in England and Wales (209603) and Scotland (SCO37736). Charity number CHY 2678 in the Republic of Ireland

Welcome to the Torbay Lifeboat(s) Station Web Site. The site is maintained by lifeboat station personnel and as such is not an official RNLI Web Site. Included is both history and indicative operational information of the service provided – largely by volunteers – to those who spend time along the South Devon Coastline from Teignmouth to Start Bay and 50 miles out into the English Channel.

Station Address

RNLI Torbay Lifeboat Station
Breakwater Hard
Berry Head Road


Contacting the Station

Station Visits

Due to Covid-19 station visits are temporarily suspended. We will let you know when we will be re-opening as soon as we are able.