This year Shoreham RNLI Lifeboat Station celebrates 150 years of saving lives at sea.

You can visit the lifeboat station and its state of the art Tamar all weather lifeboat. The boathouse on Kingston Beach consists of a large boat hall, crew training room, proper drying facilities for wet crew kit, changing facilities and a viewing platform for the public.

The old lifeboat station was demolished in January 2009 and work started immediately to build a modern lifeboat station to house the RNLl's new Tamar-class lifeboat and its inshore lifeboat along with two new slipways. The boathouse opened in October 2010 following a three-year community appeal to raise £1million towards the build. The station's £2.7million Tamar lifeboat, named the Enid Collett, after the late donor whose generous legacy funded the boat, arrived in Shoreham on December 10. She had her first operational shout two days later.

The RNLI is the charity that saves lives at sea. All the lifeboat crew and shore helpers, apart from the full-time mechanic, at Shoreham are voluntary and are on call 24-hours a day, 365 days a year. It receives no government and relies on voluntary donations, legacies and fund-raising.

Take a look inside Shoreham lifeboat station on our visits page

Last launched:
20 May 2016 16:30

The lifeboats launch regularly on exercise on Wednesdays at 6pm and Sundays at 10am - operational needs, times and tides permitting.

Visitors can watch the launches from the beach on Wednesdays and from inside and outside the boathouse on Sundays.