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



Wednesday 2nd @ 7.30pm  


Sunday 13th @ 9am


Wednesday 16th @ 7.30pm


Sunday 20th @ 9am

Wednesday 30th @ 7.30pm 

                          News Headlines


Both lifeboats launched to assist disorientated beach walker, Sunday 30 August. (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)


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.



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) 

Click here for press releases and further news 

Latest Shout

Saturday 8th August

Burnham-on-Sea D Class "Puffin" tasked to a report of walkers stranded on the bank of the River Brue ................



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The RNLI is a registered charity number 209603.