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.

March Planned Launches

Wednesday 4th -7.30pm

Sunday 8th 9am

Wednesday 18th -7.30pm

Sunday 22nd 2pm

Wednesday 25th -7.30pm  

 Sunday 29th 9am  




                          News Headlines

 4th March - for operational reasons our launch tonight will now be at 7pm

RNLI Lifeboat volunteer Lesley-Ruth Hart's training blog reveals all

Burnham-on-Sea lifeboat Volunteer Lesley-Ruth Hart, having successfully completed her shore crew training, has been selected as a probationary lifeboat crew member. Now, she has to undergo a long and specific training syllabus and assessment, before being considered as a qualified inshore lifeboat crew.

Lesley has volunteered to document her training experiences in the form of an internet blog, which can be viewed at internet address:-


Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang says; 'Lesley's enthusiasm knows no bounds, and she has already started to organize a lifeboat ball for later in the year, so keep an eye on the blog, and indeed local press for details.'

Lifeboat Operations Manager Matt Davies says; 'Lesley is our first crew member to open up a specific training blog. It will be interesting to see how it pans out.'

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Latest Shout

Sunday 15th February

 Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats launched to assist a vessel at Brean Down area that had lost engine power and drifting.........



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