RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

4.26pm 28 July 2021
9.18pm 27 July 2021
8.38pm 27 July 2021
6.18am 22 July 2021
8.46am 21 July 2021
12.13pm 19 July 2021
2.51pm 15 July 2021
11.45am 14 July 2021
3.53pm 5 July 2021
1.13pm 2 July 2021
8.32pm 29 June 2021
8.07pm 29 June 2021
6.52pm 29 June 2021
1.56pm 28 June 2021
9.45pm 14 June 2021
1.51pm 14 June 2021
7.11pm 13 June 2021
7.57pm 12 June 2021
12.49pm 12 June 2021
9.27pm 11 June 2021

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 15°C Max: 17°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.

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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?