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.

RNLI shop - please note as from Mon 30th Nov 10 am the shop will be at 10 the High Street.

Planned training launches



Sun 10th 3pm


Wed 13th 7.30pm  


Wed 20th 7.30pm


Sun 24th 9am 


Wed 27th 7.30pm 




                          News Headlines



Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboats launch on Easter Monday to assist a distressed speedboat. (full details here) 


Both boats recovered after this morning's training session (Sun 20th March) before being tasked to re launch to persons in difficulty attempting a dog rescue at Brean Down. (more details here)


"Not to worry, here comes the Puffin," said the crewman - in an extract from chapter nine of local authors Damien Boyd's latest release 'Dead Level' (more details here)


June 2015 - launch of a special fundraising appeal to raise £41,000 towards the cost of a new D class inshore lifeboat. (more details here) 

Click here for press releases and further news 

Latest Shout

Monday 28th March

Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboats launch on Easter Monday to assist a distressed speedboat at Combich  .........more.......



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The RNLI is a registered charity number 209603.