Life Boats LogoThe RNLI is the charity which exists to 'save lives at sea' and is independent of coastguard and government and relies solely on voluntary donations and legacies to maintain a 24/7 maritime rescue service around the coasts of the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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Picture of a lifeboat on a trailor

The 2013 Weston-super-Mare Lifeboat Pull


Finding RNLI lifeboat station a suitable home

For some time there have been rumours and suggestions about the fate of a lifeboat station in Weston. Now a real step has been taken along this long and, at times challenging, road. The lifeboat has been active in Weston since 1882. For most of that time there was a lifeboat station on Birnbeck Island. […]

Derelict with an uncertain future but Birnbeck Island is still a major danger

Too many people still risk their lives trying to access the island without understanding the tides in Weston Bay. The way across looks benign at low tide but soon catches up with the unwary. Although it is derelict and falling into the sea Birnbeck Island and its Pier is a fascinating and charming sight. It […]

RNLI baby comes to see the crew

In the middle of a shout on a busy bank holiday week-end one crew wife goes into labour at the station Simon Bond is one of the lifeboat crew at Weston-super-Mare RNLI Station. He and his wife Jen were expecting a baby any minute during the bank holiday week-end at the end of August. It […]