RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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

12.41am 24 July 2021
7.24pm 21 July 2021
10.54pm 20 July 2021
4.33pm 19 July 2021
8.54pm 18 July 2021
8.36pm 18 July 2021
10.17am 18 July 2021
5.18pm 16 July 2021
5.27pm 14 July 2021
1.34pm 14 July 2021
3.44am 14 July 2021
2.02am 14 July 2021
2.02am 14 July 2021
4.15pm 12 July 2021
1.13pm 12 July 2021
3.08pm 10 July 2021
4.57pm 4 July 2021
4.57pm 4 July 2021
4.33am 4 July 2021
8.01pm 2 July 2021

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 19°C
Get a 5-day forecast

Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Southend Lifeboat Station
Southend Pier

Station phone number

01702 613151


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

Both Southend RNLI inshore lifeboats in action
Article Sea safety
Southend RNLI Lifeboat tasked to 19 callouts in one week
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Stock photo of two of Southend RNLI's lifeboats.
Article Rescue
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'
Article Rescue
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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