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




                          News Headlines

Burnham-on-Sea RNLI seeks more volunteers (click here for more details)


Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboats tasked to assist Coastguard rescue teams

Volunteer lifeboat crew members had launched on exercise on Sunday morning, when they were tasked at 10.00 am, to attend an incident at Brean when a dog had been reported falling over the edge of the Down, in proximity of the fort, with a distressed owner, having descended the Down in a search for the animal.

(full story here)


Burnham-on-Sea RNLI need your help to celebrate their yellow wellie weekend 2nd & 3rd May.

The lifeboat station will be open with lots of fun activities. We are urgently seeking donations of books and games, plus raffle prizes. (more details here)


RNLI Lifeboat volunteer Lesley-Ruth Hart's training blog reveals all

Lesley has volunteered to document her training experiences as a probationary lifeboat crew member.in the form of an internet blog, which can be viewed at internet address:-


Lifeboat Press Officer Mike Lang says; 'Lesley's enthusiasm knows no bounds, and she has already started to organize a lifeboat ball for later in the year, so keep an eye on the blog, and indeed local press for details.'


Click here for press releases and further news 

Latest Shout

Saturday 12th April

 Both Burnham-on-Sea RNLI lifeboats tasked to assist Coastguards  search for a dog and owner on Brean Down.................



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