Saving Lives at Sea

BBC2 is currently repeating their last series of Saving Lives at Sea at 7.00pm every evening. An unmissable watch! Make sure you tune in to watch the outstanding work of the RNLI volunteers.

Southend Lifeboat station didn’t feature in series 3 but it did in the previous series. The kite surfer in this clip is being recued by the Southend on Sea RNLI volunteer crew.

Stormy Weather

Hopefully we won’t get waves as big as this in the Thames Estuary but do be careful in this windy weather if you’re tempted to get too close to the water’s edge. Don’t forget 1 cubic metre of water weighs 1 tonne and you wouldn’t want to get hit by that!

We have our own weather station on the end of the Pier. To see live weather data and check out how windy it really is, just head to our Weather &Tides page.

Pier Closure

Pier Head Boathouse
Pier Head Lifeboat Station

Southend Pier is closing for repairs during two weeks.

From Monday 28th January until Friday 1st February and from Monday 4th February until Friday 8th February the Pier will be closed. This means there will be no public access to our Pier Head RNLI shop during these times.

Weekend opening of the Pier and the shop is not affected.