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 opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm & Sunday 11am - 3pm (please note the shop is moving to 10 the High St as from Mon 30th Nov).

                          News Headlines

Ritz cinema 3 screen opening raises £637 for our D Class lifeboat appeal.  (read more here)


Burnham-on-Sea RNLI 2015 Ball -  an unqualified success, raising almost 6K

(read more here) 


Lovely to receive the following thank you message: 

Hi. I would like to thank your team for rescuing my dog blaze on Sunday!! Absolutely amazing efforts and lovely volunteers. She has come away with three fractures to the pelvis. Couldn't have got her back without you guys. Thanks ever so much again



Burnham-on-Sea RNLI seeks more volunteers

All that is needed is a common sense attitude to life, the ability to commit oneself to regular training, and basic physical fitness, within the generally accepted age limits (over the age of 18).  

We train on most Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, or you can ring Mike on mobile:  07889 815860 for more information.  (click here for more details)  

You may even go on to be a volunteer driver like Dan - short video here showing part of his driver training.



Wednesday 3 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 September

Both boats tasked at 2025 hrs to locate lost beach walker ................



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