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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Portishead Lifeboat Station

6.56pm 25 July 2021
10.22pm 18 July 2021
6.26pm 18 July 2021
8.33am 9 July 2021
5.06am 4 July 2021
9.22pm 30 June 2021
2.25pm 28 June 2021
3.22pm 25 June 2021
3.41pm 16 June 2021
3.30pm 16 June 2021
4.30pm 12 June 2021
5.15pm 7 May 2021
5.15pm 7 May 2021
7.29pm 30 April 2021
11.30am 4 April 2021
6.21pm 11 March 2021
10.48am 29 December 2020
11.43am 7 December 2020
8.42am 13 November 2020
11.40am 8 October 2020

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 17°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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

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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Article People
RNLI Portishead Roll The Old Chariot Along
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Will you answer our Mayday call?

RNLI lifesavers are used to answering emergency calls, but today they’re putting out a call of their own. Your kind donation could help them carry on saving lives during their busiest time. Will you answer that call?