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 - please note as from Mon 30th Nov 10 am the shop will be at 10 the High Street.

Planned training launches



Wed 3rd 7.30pm


Wed 10th 7.30pm 


Sun 14th 9am


Wed 24th 7.30pm


Sun 28th 9am 

                          News Headlines




January 31. Kite surfer believed in difficulty off the lower light but all ok and he self recovered. Lifeboats stood down on the beach. False alarm with good intent.

We would always rather be called and stood down if not required. If you think you see someone in trouble at the beach then call 999 and ask for the coast guard.



Both Burnham lifeboats were paged Wednesday 30 December, at 12.02 pm after a wind-surfer had been reported in difficulties off South Berrow beach. (read more here)



Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats launch on Friday Dec 4th after concern for safety of two kite surfers (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


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) 

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Friday 4th December

Both boats tasked at 1616 hrs to locate 2 kite surfers ................



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