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

11.49pm 22 January 2023
7.53am 21 January 2023
1.06pm 29 December 2022
10.10am 29 December 2022
5.10pm 28 December 2022
2.00pm 23 December 2022
3.15pm 15 December 2022
8.47pm 12 December 2022
8.25pm 12 December 2022
12.20pm 29 November 2022
6.07am 28 November 2022
6.02am 28 November 2022
4.43pm 26 November 2022
10.19am 19 November 2022
5.16am 10 November 2022
1.23am 10 November 2022
11.29pm 3 November 2022
11.55am 3 November 2022
6.09pm 27 October 2022
4.35pm 26 October 2022

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 3°C Max: 8°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

Stock photo of the Eastbourne Lifeboat 'Diamond Jubilee' at sea.
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Early start for Eastbourne RNLI recalls dramatic 2002 rescue
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Inshore lifeboat launching
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Afternoon tasking for Eastbourne RNLI volunteers to swimmer
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