Hoylake Lifeboat Station

Founded in 1803, Hoylake Lifeboat Station is one of the oldest RNLI stations in the UK.
The community in Hoylake have provided volunteer crews for over 200 years, a tradition that continues today with generations of local people prepared to risk their lives to save others.

The lifeboat at Hoylake, a 12m Mersey Class "The Lady of Hilbre", covers the approaches to Liverpool, the Dee Estuary and the Irish Sea and launches at all states of tide in any weather to people and vessels in distress.

After a 2-year appeal, a new boathouse was built on Hoylake promenade which opened in November 2008. Hoylake's next generation of lifeboat, the Shannon Class, is currently under construction and will replace the station's long-serving boat in 2014.
NEXT EXERCISE:   Monday 1st December 09.00, to escort our new Shannon Class lifeboat home. Estimated time of arrival 10.30 on Hoylake beach (subject to operational requirements).

Hoylake RNLI Latest Video


The Mersey class lifeboat is designed primarily to operate from a carriage on a beach but can also operate off a slipway or lie afloat. The wheelhouse is set well aft and the sheerline Read more...


Hoylake and West Kirby are situated on the north west corner of the Wirral Peninsular overlooking the picturesque Dee Estuary, with the hills of North Wales Read more...