Computer generated image of the new RNLI Swanage Lifeboat Station

Swanage Lifeboat Station

Situated at the southern end of Swanage Bay, lifeboats have been launching from Swanage Lifeboat Station since 1875. The station was rebuilt in 2016 to accommodate a new Shannon class all-weather lifeboat.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Swanage Lifeboat Station

12.01pm 13 April 2018
6.36pm 11 April 2018
1.03pm 7 April 2018
3.24pm 3 April 2018
3.19pm 3 April 2018
3.18pm 3 April 2018
3.02pm 3 April 2018
2.57pm 3 April 2018
2.48pm 3 April 2018
2.43pm 3 April 2018
2.40pm 3 April 2018
4.59pm 2 April 2018
8.49am 2 April 2018
1.00pm 4 March 2018
1.00pm 4 March 2018
10.35am 14 January 2018
7.22pm 31 December 2017
1.30pm 27 December 2017
1.00pm 10 December 2017
1.34pm 3 December 2017

Today's weather

12°C Rain
Min: 8°C
Max: 12°C
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Next tide

Wed 25 Apr
Low: 12.58pm 0.3m
High: 7.14pm 0.6m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Swanage Lifeboat Station
Peveril Point Road
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 2AY

Station phone number

01929 423237

Accessibility

Disabled access

Visiting times

April-September
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

July-September
Monday-Friday 10am-4pm
Sundays 11am-2pm

Shop phone number

01929 426777

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News and media from Swanage Lifeboat Station

Swanage RNLI assists a powerboat taking on water
Swanage RNLI assist a powerboat taking on water. The lifeboat crew isolated the leak, and used the salvage pump to remove the water, which allowed one engine to be restarted. The powerboat was then able to make its own way to Poole Harbour.
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Swanage RNLI assists a powerboat taking on water
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Swanage RNLI tasked to assist a yacht
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Swanage RNLI tasked to assist a yacht
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Swanage assist motorboat with engine failure
27' motorboat with 4 POB unable to make way due to overheating engine. Being taken West with the ebbing tide. Tasked to locate and assist as required. Towed to Swanage. https://www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/launches?launch=2017-09-05-1304-shannon-2nm-south-of-durlston-head
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Swanage RNLI assist yacht with engine and total electrical failure
Swanage RNLI assist yacht with engine and total electrical failure. Swanage escorted the yacht to calmer waters and then towed it safely to Poole.
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Swanage RNLI assist yacht with engine and total electrical failure
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