Boat House Open 2 - 4pm Daily - Free to enter
Our station is situated at the eastern end of the Isle of Wight, affording a view of two of the busiest ports in the UK, the largest cruise ship terminal and the second largest container and ferry port in the UK.
Our station was established in 1867 and is equipped with two lifeboats and is operational round the clock, 365 days a year, thanks to the commitment of over 40 volunteers.
Lane End, Bembridge, PO35 5TD
For out-of-hours visits please contact us **Please note there is a Council-owned pay and display car park on-site**.
11:00 – 16:00
Last launched 11th November
RNLB Alfred Albert Williams (Tamar All-Weather Lifeboat 16-17) was launched at 10.42am this morning (Saturday 11th November) at the request of UK (Solent) Coastguard to assist in a multi-agency rescue of 2 crew from a 18m Princess Motor Cruiser located about 3nm to the south of the Lifeboat Station, that was on fire. The 2 crew had taken to a small tender that they carried onboard and initially a Fishing Vessel that was in the area had stood by. It did not take RNLB Norman Harvey (D Class Inshore Lifeboat D-778), which had been carrying out some training in Whitecliff Bay, long to reach the tender and get them aboard. On arrival of the Alfred Albert Williams the two uninjured casualties were transferred and brought back to the Lifeboat Station while the Norman Harvey towed the tender in Bembridge Harbour and moored it alongside the Duver Visitors pontoon. Both boats were recovered by 12.30pm. The motor cruiser had sunk by the time they had left the scene.
Sandown & Shanklin Inshore Rescue and the Coastguard helicopter Rescue 175 were also tasked to support.
Last Launched 11th November
The Norman Harvey was launched at 1.10pm at the request of UK (Solent ) Coastguard to assist the local Coastguard Rescue Teams teams and the Fire Service rescue a walker and their dog who had become trapped in the mud on the Coastal Path between Nodes Point and Priory Bay. Conditions were benign and the tide was dropping; the crew of the Norman Harvey made a number of trips from the area in front of the old St Helens Church ferrying the rescue teams and their equipment. Once free of the mud, the casualty was transferred in a stretcher by the Norman Harvey and handed over to the waiting ambulance. The dog was walked back along the beach by a member of the Fire Service. They then returned to Lane End and were recovered by 3.30pm.
Do come and watch our training launches. Check our 'What's on" page for up-to-date information.
Our shops are run by volunteers and all profits go towards saving lives at sea. Our shop relies on the dedication of our fantastic volunteers.
The Guild carries out various fundraising activities, looks after the station shop, provides "visitor" cover for the Offshore Boathouse and guides for the numerous school and youth group visits each year.
Check out our team and think if you'd like to be a part of it. Full training is given. Lots of positions available. You don't need to go to the sea if you don't want to.
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In Bembridge, we have what's known as the Bembridge ledge.
Always ensure your equipment is in good order. For more information, please contact our Water Safety Officer.
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