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

12.33pm 19 October 2021
12.44pm 12 October 2021
6.59pm 9 October 2021
3.20am 27 September 2021
3.42pm 24 September 2021
3.26pm 24 September 2021
3.25pm 24 September 2021
8.20pm 22 September 2021
8.01am 18 September 2021
10.51pm 17 September 2021
4.35pm 6 September 2021
11.08am 3 September 2021
10.57am 3 September 2021
10.51am 3 September 2021
8.12pm 29 August 2021
4.39pm 29 August 2021
4.39pm 29 August 2021
5.00pm 24 August 2021
1.35pm 24 August 2021
11.10pm 23 August 2021

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 11°C Max: 15°C
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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

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Both Southend RNLI inshore lifeboats in action
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Stock photo of two of Southend RNLI's lifeboats.
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The soon to be replaced Sheerness Trent class all-weather lifeboat 'The George and Ivy Swanson'
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