RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

RNLI Portishead Lifeboat Station

Portishead Lifeboat Station

Portishead Lifeboat Station’s new state-of-the-art lifeboat station opened in 2015 and houses a B class Atlantic 85 inshore lifeboat. It previously operated as an independent station for 20 years.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portishead Lifeboat Station

12.36am 5 January 2022
2.00pm 26 December 2021
8.52am 5 November 2021
3.21pm 4 November 2021
9.46pm 24 October 2021
4.02pm 13 October 2021
6.09pm 5 October 2021
12.10pm 21 September 2021
2.00pm 17 September 2021
6.14pm 6 September 2021
4.42pm 1 September 2021
4.42pm 1 September 2021
7.25pm 21 August 2021
2.56pm 10 August 2021
3.08am 7 August 2021
2.57am 7 August 2021
5.10pm 31 July 2021
6.56pm 25 July 2021
10.22pm 18 July 2021
6.26pm 18 July 2021

Today's weather

10°C Sunshine
Min: 2°C Max: 10°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Portishead Lifeboat Station 
Pier Road
BS20 7EA

Station phone number

01275 397219


Disabled Parking by arrangement.  Ramp to shop.

Visitor contact

Derek Weatherburn

Visitor contact email address


Shop opening hours



Shop phone number

01275 845538

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News and media from Portishead Lifeboat Station

Geoff is pictured (right) with Dave Slack our volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, presenting him with his Excellence in Volunteering letter and beautiful award.
Article Beach safety
Volunteer recognised for his lifesaving work
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Portishead volunteers spot the casualty in the water
Article Sea safety
Portishead RNLI Lifesavers to feature in new series of Saving Lives At Sea
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Peter Duncan, RNLI Volunteer, DLA
Article Lifeboats
RNLI Volunteer Peter Duncan, Will Be Truly Missed….
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Mark Dowie (centre) with Neil Sutor (Helm) left and Mike Roberts (Chairman) right
Article Sea safety
RNLI Staff visit ends up out on a double shout
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