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.

Tim Arnold

Position :
Deputy Launching Authority

Date Joined :
August 2014

Peter Lowe

Position :
ALB Crew

Date Joined :
January 2011

Dave Turnbull

Position :
Station Coxswain/Mechanic

Date Joined :
December 1992

Anthony Corben

Position :
ALB & ILB Crew

Date Joined :
January 2006

Luke Kill

Position :
Shore Crew

Date Joined :
July 2014

Gavin Steeden

Position :
ILB Helmsman & ALB Deputy 2nd Coxswain

Date Joined :
June 2002