Eastbourne Lifeboat station

Eastbourne Lifeboat Station

Established in 1822, Eastbourne Lifeboat Station is located in Sovereign Harbour. Notable events include taking part in the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk in 1940 and being awarded 10 medals for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Eastbourne Lifeboat Station

10.12am 26 September 2020
9.02pm 23 September 2020
4.38pm 20 September 2020
7.07pm 16 September 2020
5.27pm 13 September 2020
10.11am 13 September 2020
10.11am 13 September 2020
9.47am 9 September 2020
1.27am 8 September 2020
2.27pm 5 September 2020
2.27pm 5 September 2020
5.36pm 4 September 2020
12.13am 2 September 2020
9.16am 30 August 2020
8.44pm 24 August 2020
7.53pm 19 August 2020
4.48am 16 August 2020
3.14am 16 August 2020
11.17am 13 August 2020
2.14pm 11 August 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 17°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Eastbourne Lifeboat Station
Sovereign Harbour
Pevensey Bay Rd
East Sussex
BN23 5BJ

Station phone number

01323 470206

Accessibility

Parking

Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Mark Sawyer

Visitor contact phone number

01323 470206

Shop

There is also an RNLI shop in Eastbourne, for more details, please visit the shop page.

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News and media from Eastbourne Lifeboat Station

Eastbourne Lifeboat rescues 42ft Yacht.
Casualty vessel being towed into harbour
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Eastbourne Lifeboat rescues 42ft Yacht.
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Midnight callout for RNLI Eastbourne lifeboat
Casualty vessel safe alongside in harbour at daybreak
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Midnight callout for RNLI Eastbourne lifeboat
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Eastbourne RNLI tasked to save two kayakers
ILB crew return lost kayak to owners on beach
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Eastbourne RNLI tasked to save two kayakers
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Disabled yacht rescued by Eastbourne Lifeboat
Disabled yacht safe in Sovereign Harbour locks
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Disabled yacht rescued by Eastbourne Lifeboat
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