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

3.22pm 20 September 2020
12.11pm 20 September 2020
3.49pm 19 September 2020
2.29pm 19 September 2020
5.29pm 18 September 2020
3.57pm 16 September 2020
11.10am 16 September 2020
10.58am 13 September 2020
1.01pm 12 September 2020
7.26pm 11 September 2020
8.08am 8 September 2020
5.19pm 5 September 2020
4.30pm 31 August 2020
3.07pm 28 August 2020
9.26am 28 August 2020
11.30pm 26 August 2020
12.41pm 26 August 2020
5.11pm 25 August 2020
4.17pm 22 August 2020
4.05pm 22 August 2020

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 4°C Max: 12°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

RNLI warning for Southend as high spring tides could leave beach-goers cut off
Stock photo of two of the Southend inshore lifeboats.
Article Rescue
RNLI warning for Southend as high spring tides could leave beach-goers cut off
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Two RNLI Lifeboat stations involved in a search for two men in a tiny dinghy
RNLI logo
Article Rescue
Two RNLI Lifeboat stations involved in a search for two men in a tiny dinghy
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Southend RNLI called to medical emergency near Mulberry Harbour
Southend RNLI's hovercraft on the beach
Article Lifeboats
Southend RNLI called to medical emergency near Mulberry Harbour
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Big rise in call outs to people cut off by tide for Southend-on-Sea RNLI
Article Rescue
Big rise in call outs to people cut off by tide for Southend-on-Sea RNLI
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