© 2015 Nicholas Leach

RNLI Portishead

Welcome to the website of the

RNLI's newest station at Portishead.


2015 brought a big step forward for the

lifeboat team based in Portishead. The new state-of-the-art

Lifeboat Station built by the RNLI was completed, the hand-over between the Portishead Lifeboat Trust and the RNLI completed and the new Station declared operational. The previous Station at Sugar Loaf Beach is now closed.


The Lifeboat Station, which is close to the exit from the Portishead Marina, is run by the same crew and personnel that had previously run the Portishead and Bristol Lifeboat. Training programs throughout the previous year ensured that the competencies of the crew meet the full RNLI standards and the entire operation is a fully integrated part of the RNLI. Not only is there a new boat house, but a new ramp and lower slipway to enable launch and recovery of the lifeboat.


We are very grateful to the many donors who have made this investment successful – both the people of Portishead and the surrounding districts and specific donors who have funded major expenditure on the new ramp and the new Atlantic 85 lifeboat.


The RNLI Portishead Team

Photo Gallery

We operate an Atlantic 85 (B884) named 'My Lady Anne'. A generous donation from Mr Bill Wraith helped fund the lifeboat, which has been named in memory of his late wife.

Contact Us

There are many associations that the Portishead Lifeboat Trust has maintained over the years, both with the community and many other emergency and rescue agencies.


These continue to be a priority for us, not only through the life-saving services but also through education, schools visits and fundraising. We are also pleased to welcome visitors to the Lifeboat Station by appointment.


Contact can be made by using the form below.

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Visit Us

Portishead Lifeboat Station



BS20 7EA


Tel: 01275 397219

Please note that this telephone number will only be answered when personnel are in attendance at the lifeboat station.


Parking is available on Pier Road (access to the lifeboat station is via steps) or the Marina carpark (pay and display).


Parking at the lifeboat station is for deliveries and maintenance staff and is to be used with prior agreement only.



Tel: 01275 845538


Opening Hours

Monday - Friday

12:00 - 16:00

Saturday - Sunday, Bank Holidays

11:00 - 17:00