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

11.46pm 19 January 2021
11.33am 2 January 2021
9.51am 31 December 2020
6.48pm 27 December 2020
4.06pm 22 December 2020
11.09am 12 December 2020
5.40pm 8 December 2020
4.05pm 8 December 2020
4.51pm 4 December 2020
3.47pm 22 November 2020
2.22pm 21 November 2020
9.42am 16 November 2020
11.34am 15 November 2020
9.58am 12 November 2020
1.20pm 31 October 2020
1.18pm 25 October 2020
12.57pm 24 October 2020
7.43am 6 October 2020
3.41pm 1 October 2020
3.19pm 30 September 2020

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 5°C Max: 8°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

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.
Article Rescue
RNLI warning for Southend as high spring tides could leave beach-goers cut off
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Southend RNLI's hovercraft on the beach
Article Lifeboats
Southend RNLI called to medical emergency near Mulberry Harbour
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