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 6th @ 7.30pm


Sunday 10th @ 9am


Wednesday 20th @ 7.30pm


Sunday  24th @ 9am





                          News Headlines

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


Burnham-on-Sea RNLI Lifeboat volunteers paged at Midnight on Mayday Monday

Lifeboat volunteers, many of whom had already retired to their beds on Monday 4 May, were paged to assist police in a search for a missing person, in an area East of Hinkley Point.

(full story here)


A mixed weekend for Burnham-on-Sea RNLI's MAYDAY activity, whilst dodging the rain drops.

After a quiet time during Saturday's inclement weather, Sunday brought a boost in visitors during the intermittent sunny intervals, as holidaymakers braved the elements to find somewhere to go.

Fund-raisers treasurer Jan Pearce said; 'A total of £535 was raised from the weekend, which, considering the inclement weather, was not too bad at all.'

(more details here)



Past RNLI Lifeboat Operations Manager Ricky Holmes thanked by his crew  (full story here)


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)


RNLI Lifeboat volunteer Lesley-Ruth Hart's training blog reveals all - a year in the life of a probationary lifeboat crew member



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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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