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

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
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

Today's weather

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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
BH19 2AY

Station phone number

01929 423237


Disabled access

Visiting times

Monday-Friday 10am-4pm

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

Shop phone number

01929 426777

News and media from Swanage Lifeboat Station

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
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Dorset rescue survivor thanks RNLI lifesavers in emotional Christmas video
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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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Saturday afternoon during Swanage Lifeboat Week on Prince Albert Gardens. Live music, games, bar and BBQ all in full swing.
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Swanage Lifeboat Week goes virtual for 2020!
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