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

4.05pm 22 September 2020
4.04pm 21 September 2020
2.25am 21 September 2020
2.19am 21 September 2020
4.48pm 19 September 2020
1.02pm 19 September 2020
10.59pm 18 September 2020
12.15pm 17 September 2020
6.21pm 14 September 2020
10.17pm 13 September 2020
5.43pm 11 September 2020
5.29pm 11 September 2020
4.10am 10 September 2020
3.11pm 7 September 2020
10.21am 1 September 2020
2.38pm 30 August 2020
11.05am 29 August 2020
11.05am 29 August 2020
3.47pm 27 August 2020
12.27pm 26 August 2020

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 14°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

A busy week for Swanage lifeboats
Swanage ILB being recovered on her slipway following a rescue of two paddleboaders, Crew wearing additional PPE due to Covid-19.
Article Sea safety
A busy week for Swanage lifeboats
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Swanage Lifeboat Week goes virtual for 2020!
Saturday afternoon during Swanage Lifeboat Week on Prince Albert Gardens. Live music, games, bar and BBQ all in full swing.
Article Events
Swanage Lifeboat Week goes virtual for 2020!
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Swanage lifeboat launches during ‘clap for key workers’
Swanage volunteer lifeboat crew clapping for key workers as the inshore lifeboat launches for a rescue.
Article Rescue
Swanage lifeboat launches during ‘clap for key workers’
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Dolphins join Swanage lifeboat on a rescue to a stricken fishing vessel
Swanage lifeboat putting the casualty fishing alongside Poole Quay
Article Lifeboats
Dolphins join Swanage lifeboat on a rescue to a stricken fishing vessel
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