WELCOME TO SALCOMBE LIFEBOATS
Salcombe lies at the entrance to the Salcombe & Kingsbridge Estuary, at the southern most point of Devon. At the seaward end lies a notorious sand bar, which in certain wind and tide conditions has proven treacherous for mariners. The rugged coastline to the east & west of Salcombe, combined with the elements has proven to be a constant contest for shipping and the lifeboat, which has been established in the town since 1869.
Two Rescues in One Day for Salcombe RNLI Lifeboat
The Salcombe all-weather lifeboat ‘The Baltic Exchange III’ launched on service to the aid of a 7m fishing vessel which had suffered gearbox failure on Wednesday 13 November 2013 at 11.07am.