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.

January Planned Launches

Wednesday 7th -7.30pm

Sunday 11th 9am

Wednesday 21st  -7.30pm 

Sunday 25th 9am 




                          News Headlines

A year in the life of a probationary RNLI lifeboat crew member.

Lesley & Vince have now begun their lifeboat crew training. You can follow Lesley's journey - 52 weeks on the water at http://lesleyruthrnli.tumblr.com/.

We would like to thank Lesley for taking even more time out of her busy schedule to do this blog.
Burnham-on-Sea RNLI beach Mats trial - News flash

The Improved low water lifeboat launch facility on Burnham-on-Sea beach, utilizing bog mats constructed from high density hardwood, has been in operation for several months now and so far proved to be very successful. So much so, that the contractor who originally provided the mats was recently asked to provide an extension further towards the river bank.

Lifeboats Press Officer Mike Lang says; 'Unfortunately, the contractor's supplier provided timber of the wrong specification, prompting rumours of trial failure, when the additional wood proved to be too buoyant. Eagle-eyed beach walkers have spotted this resulting in comments on a local Internet forum.'

The contractor will be replacing the extended mats as soon as practicable.

Lifeboat Operations Manager Matt Davies says; 'This low water launch facility has proved to be invaluable to us when launching at low water. We look forward to using the completed launch mat extension.'


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Latest Shout

Friday 29th August 

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats launched to assist an aground yacht at Combwich with 2 persons on board



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