First established: opened 1866 – closed 1930 – re-opened 1992
All Weather LB: N/A
Inshore LB (1):
RNLB Alan & Margaret – Atlantic 75 Class Inshore Lifeboat (B-793)
Inshore LB (2):
RNLB Regina Mary – D-Class Inshore Lifeboat (D-574)
Launches in 2008: 34
People Rescued in 2008: 28
Total Hours at Sea in 2008: 35hrs 39mins
Medals since 1824: 1 (1 Silver)
In 1866, a lifeboat station was first established on East Looe beach.
Operating from a new boathouse on the east side of the river at Looe, the lifeboat station has two inshore lifeboats – a B class and a D class.
This station is classed as an Explore station. Explore stations offer the best visitor experience. With free access, you can go inside and look around the station, see the lifeboat and, in most cases, pre-book a tour. They are normally open all year and have an RNLI gift shop.