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.

September Planned Launches

Wednesday 3rd - 7.30pm

Wednesday 10th 7.30pm

Sunday 14th 9am

Wednesday 24th 7.30pm (assessments)

Sunday 28th 9am

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Thanks to Lester Solway.for this photo of our D class with RAF Sea King R169 at the rescue services day.


Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats launched on Friday 29th August at 10.45 am, to assist grounded yacht (full story here)

The 22ft yacht was proceeding up the River Parrett, on a falling tide, towards Combwich Marina when it ran aground. Swansea Coastguard being concerned for the safety of the two man crew, one of whom was aged 81 years, called for RNLI assistance.



Both lifeboats launch to assist a broken down boat at anchor (full story here)

Saturday 23 August was the start of a family holiday for Andy and Dave who were taking their boat from Somerset down to Watermouth Cove, Devon, but due to mechanical problems they did not complete this journey. The lifeboats launched just after 9am.

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Friday 29th August 

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats launched to assist an aground yacht at Combwich with 2 persons on board



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