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

7.24pm 9 October 2021
6.06pm 29 September 2021
6.06pm 29 September 2021
2.25pm 26 September 2021
1.25pm 19 September 2021
1.20pm 13 September 2021
4.50pm 11 September 2021
4.31pm 7 September 2021
4.25pm 7 September 2021
6.14pm 4 September 2021
8.22pm 1 September 2021
4.26pm 30 August 2021
8.23pm 29 August 2021
2.44pm 29 August 2021
2.32pm 29 August 2021
12.34pm 26 August 2021
1.47pm 22 August 2021
1.42pm 22 August 2021
11.45am 16 August 2021
11.45am 16 August 2021

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 14°C
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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

News and media from Swanage Lifeboat Station

Photograph of Claudia Stanford (rescuee), Gavin Steeden (volunteer lifeboat crew), Nicky Horton (rescuee).
Article Sea safety
Rescuees raise over £1200 for Swanage Lifeboat Station
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Alice Haw, Matt Steeden (Helm) and Alan Parmenter in front of the inshore lifeboat at Swanage Lifeboat Station
Article Lifeboats
Swanage volunteer lifeboat receive commendation for rescue.
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