Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps

Founded in 1965 Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps is one of the largest and most successful volunteer lifeguard clubs in the UK. Based on the South Coast in Bournemouth, UK we are entirely dependent on sponsorship and donations from the public to function. Affiliated to The Royal Lifesaving Society, Surf Lifesaving Association of Great Britain and the British Canoe Union, we patrol the beach every weekend and bank holiday from May through to September providing lifeguard cover for Bournemouth's beaches.

Saving Lives since 1965


Affiliated to:

  • 1965

    Founded in

  • 350


  • 65


Providing a lifeguard service
Providing a lifeguard service

The Corps aims to provide a lifeguard service on Bournemouth beach at our Durley Chine headquarters

Providing safety cover at events
Providing safety cover at events

We provide water and land based safety cover for local events

Train and develop
Train and develop

We train hundreds of our loyal members each year, they undertake in house training, NGBS etc


Bournemouth Lifeguard Corps Founded

We are the longest running club in the area and have built up a good reputation over the fifty plus years we have been around. The facilities at the beach have progressed from a beach hut in 1966 to a large PortaKabin (refurbished 2001 thanks to 'Rollalong') with a separate first aid hut and boathouses nearby. This enables us to provide a better and more efficient service to the public.


Planning the development of Headquarters

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We need you! We really do!

We have no private income and we rely entirely on donations, sponsorship and fund raising initiatives. Please support your local lifesavers!


Can help us to ensure our inshore rescue boats are fully fuelled and maintained.


Can buy our volunteer lifeguards a resuscitation mask for safe CPR.


Can buy our volunteer lifeguards a rescue tube providing an essential rescue aid.