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

6.38pm 14 April 2021
5.00pm 14 April 2021
1.27pm 10 April 2021
5.06pm 31 March 2021
2.07am 28 March 2021
8.57am 15 March 2021
10.33am 12 February 2021
9.49pm 5 February 2021
9.16pm 5 February 2021
8.02pm 12 January 2021
4.55pm 10 January 2021
4.55pm 10 January 2021
11.06am 8 January 2021
9.56am 20 December 2020
6.27pm 11 December 2020
3.19pm 10 November 2020
3.13pm 10 November 2020
1.01pm 9 November 2020
5.39pm 26 October 2020
9.08am 17 October 2020

Today's weather

11°C Cloudy
Min: 2°C Max: 11°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

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

News and media from Swanage Lifeboat Station

Poole Lifeboat responding to vessel stuck against the Chain Ferry Poole Harbour
Article Rescue
Lifeboats launch to vessel stuck on the Chain Ferry
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Tom Greasty, Matt Steeden and James Chadwick outside the Swanage Lifeboat Station as children. All three have gone on to become lifeboat crew.
Article People
Two volunteer lifeboat crew celebrate 20 years volunteer service
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Peter Foster receiving a cheque on behalf of Swanage Lifeboat Station from the ladies Captains at The Dorset Golf and Country Club
Article Fundraising
Long serving volunteer Peter Foster stands down from Swanage RNLI after 17 years
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Photo of Amy Welford
Article Fundraising
Dorset rescue survivor thanks RNLI lifesavers in emotional Christmas video
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