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

3.34pm 15 January 2021
12.45pm 9 January 2021
3.11pm 8 January 2021
2.38pm 7 January 2021
1.45pm 7 January 2021
9.16am 30 November 2020
11.03am 27 November 2020
11.09am 26 November 2020
7.14am 22 November 2020
8.51am 21 November 2020
6.33am 21 November 2020
8.27am 16 November 2020
1.49pm 3 November 2020
4.23pm 28 October 2020
4.01am 27 October 2020
1.01pm 18 October 2020
5.25pm 17 October 2020
1.22pm 9 October 2020
11.14am 8 October 2020
5.18am 3 October 2020

Today's weather

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Min: -1°C Max: 5°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 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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Casualty vessel being towed into harbour
Article Rescue
Eastbourne Lifeboat rescues 42ft Yacht.
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