The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. Saving lives in Swanage since 1875.


Our webcam updates regularly, click below to see how Swanage bay looks today.

The countdown has begun Christmas 2016.

How about some lifesaving shopping for presents . . . .

Check out our statistics

Our statistics and map pages record all our launches for the year

Statistics Map

Saving lives since

Lives saved to date

Rescues in 2016

Volunteer crew

Meet the crew

Our crew are come from all walks of life.

We currently have 30 sea going and 4 shore based volunteers. Here's a random selection, click the button below to see them all.

Robert Aggas

Position :
2nd Coxswain

Date Joined :
January 1990

Phil Palmer

Position :
ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
July 2014

John Deas

Position :
ILB Helmsman & ALB Navigator/Assistant Mech

Date Joined :
June 2004

Lucie Aggas

Position :
Deputy Launching Authority

Date Joined :
August 2014

Tom Greasty

Position :
ILB Senior Helmsman & ALB Navigator/Assistant Mech

Date Joined :
October 2000

Capt Neil Hardy MBE

Position :
Lifeboat Operations Manager

Date Joined :
January 1989