Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis


Lyme Regis Lifeboat Week takes place in the picturesque coastal town of Lyme Regis. A week-long celebration which provides an opportunity for both locals and visitors to come together, have fun, and raise vital funds for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI). With a diverse range of activities and events, Lifeboat Week promises excitement, entertainment, and the chance to contribute to a worthy cause.

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The historical legacy of Lyme Regis lifeboats

The history of lifeboats in Lyme Regis is a testament to the town's commitment to maritime safety. The first lifeboat station was established in 1826, and in 1853, the station acquired its first purpose-built lifeboat, marking a significant advancement in rescue operations. Over the years, the lifeboat crews have demonstrated extraordinary bravery, navigating treacherous waters to save lives. In 1927, the station welcomed a motor lifeboat, further enhancing its capabilities. 

Today, equipped with modern lifeboats and a highly trained crew, the Lyme Regis lifeboat station continues its vital mission of sea safety and rescue. The community values the contributions of the lifeboat crews, and Life Boat Week is a wonderful chance to celebrate their efforts.

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What’s going on during Life Boat Week?

There are plenty of good reasons to visit Lyme Regis during Life Boat Week. Let's take a look at some of the highlights from this year's schedule.

Red Devils Army Parachute Team

One of the standout moments of Lifeboat Week is the spectacular display by the Red Devils Army Parachute Team. Descending from the skies with precision and skill, spectators are left amazed by their daring manoeuvres and flawless landings!

Illuminated boats and planes

A wonderful spectacle not to be missed; illuminated boats and planes create a mesmerizing display of lights against the night sky. The enchanting glow casts a magical aura over the waters, captivating audiences of all ages.

Lifeboat Week great bake-off competition and produce stall

Calling all bakers and food enthusiasts! The Great Bake-off competition and produce stall during Lifeboat Week showcase the culinary talents of the local community. Indulge in a delightful array of homemade treats and take part in the friendly competition, all in support of the RNLI.

Meet the lifeboat team

Get to know the heroes behind the scenes by meeting the dedicated members of the lifeboat team. Learn about their experiences and gain a deeper appreciation for the vital work they do in saving lives at sea.

The hilarious Bathtub Race

Prepare for a barrel of laughs as participants compete in the annual Bathtub Race. Watch as makeshift vessels, creatively crafted from bathtubs, race against each other in an entertaining event that has proved hugely popular over the years.

RNLI lifeboats sign

A multitude of activities for all ages

Lifeboat Week offers a diverse range of activities for all ages. From sand sports and fun runs to kit car displays and tug-o-war competitions, there's something to suit all interests and abilities. Enjoy live music performances, embark on a sand treasure hunt, join the mini-golf tournament, and marvel at the Morris Men's traditional dance routines.

Book your stay at the Alexandra for a perfect Lifeboat Week experience

To make the most of Lifeboat Week, why not book a room at the Alexandra. Our boutique hotel offers relaxation, comfort, and a prime location in Lyme Regis; short walking distance from all the week's events. Retreat to our charming coastal location after a day filled with excitement and enjoy our beautifully-appointed rooms, delicious, seasonal menus, and spectacular sea views.

As you plan your visit to Lifeboat Week in Lyme Regis, make the Alexandra your home away from home and ensure a truly memorable experience.

Posted on June 13th 2023

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