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

9.52pm 17 April 2021
9.52pm 17 April 2021
5.42pm 17 April 2021
5.42pm 17 April 2021
8.01pm 12 April 2021
8.31am 10 April 2021
8.18pm 8 April 2021
9.38am 4 April 2021
9.38am 4 April 2021
12.32pm 3 April 2021
1.03pm 31 March 2021
12.55pm 31 March 2021
10.30am 30 March 2021
12.20pm 20 March 2021
11.08am 20 March 2021
10.57am 4 March 2021
8.54am 4 March 2021
8.54am 4 March 2021
2.51pm 3 March 2021
12.24am 27 February 2021

Today's weather

10°C Cloudy
Min: 3°C Max: 10°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



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.

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News and media from Eastbourne Lifeboat Station

Article Lifeboats
Eastbourne lifeboat called out to casualty in the water
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Article Rescue
Traumatic weekend for Eastbourne lifeboats
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Photo of John Simcock, volunteer crew member on the Newhaven RNLI lifeboat looking out for the missing crew of the 'Joanna C' fishing boat.
Article Fishing Safety
Newhaven RNLI response to distress call from Joanna C fishing vessel
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Lone yachtsman mid channel
Article Rescue
Eastbourne Lifeboat escorts yacht across shipping lanes
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