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

5.18pm 30 September 2022
4.03pm 29 September 2022
4.56pm 25 September 2022
11.43am 25 September 2022
5.41pm 24 September 2022
7.42am 22 September 2022
12.45pm 18 September 2022
11.03am 12 September 2022
2.41pm 10 September 2022
10.18pm 7 September 2022
5.33pm 2 September 2022
1.04pm 29 August 2022
3.22pm 28 August 2022
1.45pm 28 August 2022
11.24am 28 August 2022
12.42pm 25 August 2022
7.41am 22 August 2022
11.41pm 21 August 2022
1.08pm 16 August 2022
2.37pm 15 August 2022

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 14°C Max: 19°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

Tamar class lifeboat entering Sovereign Harbour
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Late night call out for Eastbourne RNLI to broken down yacht
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RNLI Lifeboats logo on grey background
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Deer in the water leads to page for Eastbourne RNLI
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Tina’s open garden to raise funds for Eastbourne RNLI
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Lifeboat leaving the harbour at sunset
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Eastbourne RNLI respond to Mayday call
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