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 for Lifeboat week 2016.

Keep an eye on the Lifeboat week blog to find out more . . . .

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 2015

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.

Paul Elleray

Position :
ALB Crew/Assistant Mechanic

Date Joined :
May 1998

Neil Brooks

Position :
ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
April 2012

Ian Langdon

Position :
Probationary ALB Crew

Date Joined :
July 2012

Duncan Youngs

Position :
Probationary ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
July 2015

Darren Tomes

Position :
ALB crew & ILB Helmsman

Date Joined :
January 2008

Roydon Woodford

Position :
ALB Crew

Date Joined :
July 2011