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.





 Our Lifeboats

Latest Shout Wednesday 16th October
Atlantic tasked to assist yacht sunk at mooring..............
 Latest Shout
Burnham on Sea RNLI

Crew 2013 Our Crew

Latest News 


Focus school visit brings dividends to Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station

Pupils from Focus School (Gloucester Campus) paid a visit to Burnham lifeboat station.  Whilst there they learnt all about the lifeboats, the safety equipment and  hi-tech launch tractors, plus how the volunteer crew are alerted by pager in the event of a shout (or callout).  Boats are able to be on the water within ten minutes of the pagers are activated.During the visit, the school presented the lifeboat station with a donation of £2,142, which had been raised from organising various cycle rides, car washing and a car boot sale at the school.  In return, the visiting RNLI visits team presented the school with a certificate of thanks

 Teacher Miss Charlotte Davis thanked the station for the hospitality saying;  "We have supported the RNLI for a number of years, and consider it a most worthwhile charity."


Burnham-on-Sea RNLI station seeks to recruit a replacement Lifeboats Visits Officer

The successful candidate for this role will help save lives at sea by promoting the work of their RNLI station with the local community and tourist population to help raise awareness and generate funds. He or she will be responsible for organising visits to the lifeboat station, going into schools and community groups to talk about the RNLI, and organising various educational events in liaison with lifeboat operations crew and fundraising team members etc. Burnham-on-Sea volunteer Lifeboats Press Officer Mike Lang says; 'Our present visits officer has reluctantly stepped down after a positive contribution over a number of years, and will be sadly missed. This is an exciting role to take up, and there is more information in 'Notes for Editors' More Information

 Next Training Launches


Weds 5th - 19:30 Hrs

Sun 9th - 09:00 Hrs 

Weds 19th - 19:30 Hrs 

Sun 23rd - 09:00 Hrs


Two Burnham-on-Sea Lifeboat crew receive personal letters of commendation from RNLI Chief Executive Paul Boissier.......more

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Volunteers raise £695 with their SOS day car wash........more

New hands on the helm at Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat Station.......more





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This is not the official RNLI website which is at www.rnli.org.uk

The RNLI is a registered charity number 209603.