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.




                          News Headlines


Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats paged to assist a grounded yacht, Thursday 28 July.

The Coastguard had little information on the yacht that had run aground so both boats were launched to initially locate the casualty. (more info here)



Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Helmsman's first call immediately at end of his assessment

Lifeboat volunteer Matt Edwards had launched Burnham-on-Sea's D Class lifeboat. Having carried out a sequence of routine manoeuvres, as the final part of his assessment to the coveted RNLI helmsman status, he was just about to recover at Burnham jetty, when tasked to investigate reports of a swimmer in difficulties. (full details here)



Burnham-on-Sea RNLI and BARB Search and Rescue to brighten up Emergency Services day, on Sunday 7th August 2016

With added help from both HM Coastguard and Victoria Taylor from Burnham Bootcamp. (more details here)

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Monday 8th May

Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboats tasked to assist search for a missing 15 year old boy along the Esplanade area  .........more.......



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