Southend Lifeboat Station

Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station

Southend Lifeboat Station has two boathouses, one at each end of Southend's 1.25 mile long pier. One houses a B class and a D class inshore lifeboat, while the other houses a D class lifeboat and a hovercraft.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station

8.54am 21 April 2021
3.37am 18 April 2021
3.37am 18 April 2021
4.05pm 12 April 2021
10.46am 8 April 2021
8.30am 5 April 2021
10.33am 31 March 2021
8.17pm 30 March 2021
3.01pm 30 March 2021
2.20pm 30 March 2021
10.30am 30 March 2021
11.59am 28 March 2021
12.01pm 21 March 2021
10.04pm 6 March 2021
5.20pm 3 March 2021
2.13pm 27 February 2021
4.20pm 26 February 2021
10.55am 25 February 2021
3.33pm 20 February 2021
4.19am 16 February 2021

Today's weather

10°C Cloudy
Min: 5°C Max: 10°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

Southend Lifeboat Station
Southend Pier
Essex
SS1 1EE

Station phone number

01702 613151

Accessibility

Disabled access (only offshore)

Visiting times

There is a viewing gallery at the station on the end of the Pier.

News and media from Southend-on-Sea Lifeboat Station

Stock photo of two of Southend RNLI's lifeboats.
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Warm weather prompts four callouts for Southend’s RNLI volunteers
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The soon to be replaced Sheerness Trent class all-weather lifeboat 'The George and Ivy Swanson'
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Sheerness RNLI launch on consecutive days at the start of the New Year
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Stock photo of two of the Southend inshore lifeboats.
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RNLI warning for Southend as high spring tides could leave beach-goers cut off
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