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

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

12.52pm 19 July 2021
1.03pm 16 July 2021
8.36am 11 July 2021
8.01am 11 July 2021
7.44am 10 July 2021
7.44am 10 July 2021
2.12pm 26 June 2021
2.12pm 26 June 2021
10.29am 2 June 2021
6.39pm 31 May 2021
4.33pm 16 May 2021
4.28pm 16 May 2021
2.22pm 1 May 2021
2.22pm 1 May 2021
2.22pm 1 May 2021
1.52am 28 April 2021
6.38pm 14 April 2021
5.00pm 14 April 2021
1.27pm 10 April 2021
5.06pm 31 March 2021

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 17°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?