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.

August Planned Launches

Sunday 3rd - 9am

Thursday 7th - 6pm (assessments)

Wednesday13th - 7.30pm

Sunday 17th - 9am

 Wednesday 27th

Sunday 31st
Escape Day

(on the seafront)

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Assessments and training

Well done to our 2 volunteer crew members who passed their assessments on Thursday for softrak and bendy (tractor) driving. With the assessor on site the opportunity was taken for one of them to complete & pass 3 units of his competency based mechanics training too.

It really help us to have as many volunteers as possible trained in various roles so that we have more flexibility during a shout. Thanks to everyone for their time (a little longer than expected due to a challenging recovery.

RNLI to improve beach access adjacent to Burnham-
on-Sea Jetty starting 11 August

The RNLI has commenced an emergency project to lay some 50 metres of bog mats over the lower section of their launch route and this work will be carried out on the low tides during week commencing 11th August. (full  story and photos here)
Fundraising car wash. Thanks to everyone who cam & donated. And to all the volunteers for once again giving up their time. We raised £485, which will go towards saving lives at sea.

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Latest Shout

Thursday 24 July 

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboat launched to assist 3 people in a marooned powerboat



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