- by Gordon
Lizard Lifeboat – A spectacular Location
The Lizard Lifeboat
First established: 1859
All Weather LB:
RNLB David Robinson – Tyne Class All-Weather Lifeboat (47-030)
Launches in 2008: 5
People Rescued in 2008: 9
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 20hrs 01mins
Medals since 1824: 10 (9 Silver, 1 Bronze)
The Lifeboat Station sits in one of the most remote and rugged settings in the whole of Great Britain – at the foot of a 140ft (45 metre) cliff less than a mile from England’s most southerly point. Its wild location means that every time the boat is launched, the crew have to run down more than 200 steep steps from the station car-park to the boathouse in Kilcobben Cove.
The new Lizard Lifeboat station boathouse was generously funded by several large legacies and donations. It was opened on 5 May 2012 by Admiral the Lord Boyce GCB OBE DL the Chairman of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution.
Stations own web site: Lizard RNLI© Photograph of Lizard RNLI Lifeboat Station with kind permission of Andrew Flckr