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

1.25pm 17 October 2021
4.43pm 11 October 2021
4.04pm 11 October 2021
6.04pm 26 September 2021
7.16pm 24 September 2021
6.36pm 23 September 2021
3.43pm 18 September 2021
4.06pm 14 September 2021
8.51am 12 September 2021
1.17am 12 September 2021
12.04am 12 September 2021
12.04am 12 September 2021
12.04am 12 September 2021
1.39pm 11 September 2021
9.02pm 9 September 2021
1.48pm 8 September 2021
10.22am 8 September 2021
4.02pm 7 September 2021
6.14am 1 September 2021
5.56pm 31 August 2021

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 15°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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