Welcome to the Burnham-on-Sea Lifeboat Station website. This site is maintained by lifeboat station personnel and as such is the official Burnham-on-Sea RNLI website. Within these pages you will find station history and indicative operational information, detailing the service provided to those who spend time on the water off of the Somerset coast, from Watchet to Brean Down.

Our station at Burnham-On-Sea has only been operational since December 23rd 2003 and is crewed by a highly trained, efficient and enthusiastic bunch of men and women, supported in the background by admin staff, station supporters, shop staff, fundraisers and many others.

Through the dedication and training of around 30 volunteer boat crew, shore crew and officers at Burnham-On-Sea, our role is to 'Save Lives at Sea'. Please do not forget that our life saving activities are only possible because of voluntary contributions. Please support the RNLI.




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STATION NOTICE - Our lifeboat station remains operational but will not be open to visitors.

Due to the developing coronavirus situation and in order to protect our supporters, staff and volunteers, we are now CLOSED until further notice.

Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in danger at sea but we are taking this step because it is our priority to ensure the safety of our teams and ensure we can continue to run our lifesaving service.

We hope to re-open soon but in the meantime, we would appreciate your continued support.




Launching for Training:

  • All training has been suspended until further notice. 



Latest Shout 2020

Shout 1 - 26th January 2020

Whilst out training on sunday morning, our Atlantic 85 was tasked along with Weston's Atlantic 75 to search for a kite surfer in difficulty just off Brean down. Sucessfully located and rescued in a joint effort. Life saved shared between us and Weston... .........more.......



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The RNLI is a registered charity number 209603.