Bembridge Lifeboat Station
Lane End, Bembridge, Isle of Wight, PO35 5TD - 01983 875138
Since 1867, the station has been responsible for around 2,500 rescues. RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar class 16-17), the largest lifeboat that can be housed in a boathouse and slipway-launched, can be inspected from a public viewing gallery. The station’s inshore lifeboat, an inflatable RIB type with a crew of three, is housed in a purpose-built boathouse completed in 2013. A lift provides disabled access to the gallery level from the pier, which is wheelchair accessible. Display panels and a video slide show give a graphic account of the history of the lifeboat at Bembridge, along with the history of the RNLI lifeboat service since its origins in the 1820s. The RNLI souvenir shop stocks a selection of gifts. Daily, 11am-4pm (2pm-4pm during off-season).