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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

9.09am 18 May 2022
5.35am 18 May 2022
11.18am 14 May 2022
6.35pm 13 May 2022
8.51am 12 May 2022
1.04pm 11 May 2022
3.40pm 9 May 2022
11.16pm 3 May 2022
7.32pm 1 May 2022
7.27pm 1 May 2022
2.29pm 1 May 2022
6.08pm 30 April 2022
7.38pm 26 April 2022
6.21am 25 April 2022
11.30am 24 April 2022
5.06pm 16 April 2022
6.45am 8 April 2022
7.51pm 7 April 2022
4.55pm 5 April 2022
6.14pm 2 April 2022

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 18°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Eastbourne Lifeboat Station

Sovereign Harbour

Pevensey Bay Rd

East Sussex

BN23 5BJ

Station phone number

01323 470206



Visiting times

By appointment only

Visitor contact

Mark Sawyer

Visitor contact phone number

01323 470206


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

News and media from Eastbourne Lifeboat Station

Picture shows crew boarding inshore lifeboat
Article Rescue
Overdue Base jumper leads to call for Eastbourne RNLI
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David and Sara stood at the start of the walk. David in lifeboat kit and Sara in yellow wellies
Article People
David answers the Mayday call twice in one day
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Eastbourne's lifeboat in the locks with crew on board
Article Rescue
Both Eastbourne Lifeboats respond to a person on the water.
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Four crew members holding their commendations with the operations manager
Article Lifeboats
Eastbourne RNLI Crew receive Commendations for rescuing windsurfer
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