Welcome to Southend Lifeboat’s website

Southend Lifeboat station is just one of 238 around the coasts of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. The RNLI operates a 24 hour a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year all-weather rescue service around the coast and some major rivers. Additionally the RNLI has lifeguards on major tourist beaches during the summer months and maintains a Flood Rescue service for inland areas.

The RNLI is a registered charity which exists to save lives at sea. It provides, on call, the 24-hour service necessary to cover search and rescue requirements to 50 miles out from the coast of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Our Statistics




£ raised since Jan 2017


Volunteers and still counting

Annual Crew Dinner

We are delighted to invite you to join us at the Annual Crew Dinner, for an opportunity to honour & dine with the Southend Lifeboat crew, members of the Southend Branch, representatives from flank stations, helicopter crew, Coastguards and friends of the Southend Lifeboat.

This marks not only the start of the New Year, but also the end of another busy year for Southend Lifeboat station, already launching over 100 times to date.

Should you wish to enquire about a table, please complete the online form, or email us at: info@lifeboatcrewdinner.co.uk.

Menu (alternative menu available for those with dietary requirements, please contact us for more information):

Starter: Smoked Salmon Mousse served with Mixed Leaf Salad and Seasoned Crostini’s

Main: Steak and Ale Pie served with Roast Potatoes, Carrots and Winter Greens & Cauliflower

Dessert: Chocolate Truffle Mousse served with a cream filled Profiterole with Dark Chocolate Drizzle.

Freshly brewed coffee and mints

Boxing Day Dip 2018

Take a Dip with Southend RNLI!

*** Sign Up Now . . . Application closing date – Sat 22nd December ***

Back by popular demand . . . the Southend RNLI Boxing Day Dip makes a return for the 4th year running! So why not brave the cold and take a dip on Boxing Day for an incredible charity. Simply pluck up the courage to take the dip in the 5-6C waters of Southend, whilst raising money for the RNLI! All money raised will be utilised specifically at Southend RNLI.

Date: Really?. . . Wednesday 26th December 2018 (clue in the title)!

Time: Sign in from 11:45 / Dip from 12:30

Location: Jubilee Beach, Marine Parade, Southend on Sea.

Cost: Enter in advance for £5 (includes free hot drink and mince pie)* / £25 on the day

*Conditions of Entry apply – see entry form for details. Come along in whatever you feel comfortable in wetsuits are allowed, however do bear in mind this is a family event. 

To sign up online, please click here.

To download an application form, please click here.

Once you have completed your application form and paid your entry fee, you will receive a welcome pack with all the details for the dip as well as a guide to setting up a JustGiving page.


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and ask for the Coastguard