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

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
11.23am 8 October 2020
10.50pm 21 September 2020
10.58pm 20 September 2020
1.27pm 19 September 2020
1.27pm 19 September 2020
1.15pm 19 September 2020
5.07pm 6 September 2020
4.41pm 6 September 2020
5.30pm 5 September 2020
1.02pm 5 September 2020
4.18pm 29 August 2020
5.27pm 26 August 2020
5.35pm 18 August 2020
6.43pm 16 August 2020

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 6°C Max: 13°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

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Article People
RNLI Portishead Roll The Old Chariot Along
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RNLI Padre Emeritus, Reverend Philip Auden MNM MNI DL. At RNLI Portishead’s Official Opening Ceremony in March 2016.
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RNLI Portishead pay respects to much loved Padre Reverend Philip Auden
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Jon Colwill at the Helm
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RNLI Helm Jon Retires After 17 years of Saving Lives At Sea
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All masked up and ready to go – left to right, Jake Bacon, Paul Weston & crew member Adrian from Flamborough RNLI
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Off to Command They Go!
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