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 opening times: Monday - Saturday 10am - 4pm & Sunday 11am - 3pm


Sunday 2nd @ 9am  


Sunday 9th @ 1pm (escape day & steart island swim) 


Sunday 16th @ 9am  

Wednesday 19th @ 7.30pm

Wednesday 26th @ 7.30pm 


Sunday  30th @ 9am

                          News Headlines

Wednesday 3 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)


Local super band Riverbrew to headline our ball on 24th October at the Batch Country Hotel. Tickets £28 proceeds towards our lifeboat appeal.  (more details here)


Lifeboat supporter Adam rewarded for his donation to our new D Class appeal. 




Burnham-on-Sea RNLI seeks more volunteers

All that is needed is a common sense attitude to life, the ability to commit oneself to regular training, and basic physical fitness, within the generally accepted age limits (over the age of 18).  

We train on most Wednesday evenings and Sunday mornings, or you can ring Mike on mobile:  07889 815860 for more information.  (click here for more details)  

You may even go on to be a volunteer driver like Dan - short video here showing part of his driver training.




Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboats paged to assist grounded Yacht.


A 22ft yacht Pipalotto, with a crew of two, was on passage from Combwich to Portishead, Sunday 11 July afternoon. As the craft neared Burnham-on-Sea, the engine started to show signs of failing, so the two man crew, quite properly decided to head for the Sailing club pontoons, in the River Brue. (full story here)



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Latest Shout

Sunday 13th July

Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats tasked to assist grounded yacht recover to Yacht Club pontoon................



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