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RNLI Bembridge Lifeboat Station, Isle of Wight

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This is possibly one of the top photography locations on the Isle of Wight. 

A lifeboat station has been based in Bembridge since 1867. The new Tamar Class Lifeboat – the Alfred Albert Williams – has been on station since 20th October 2010 and was officially named by HRH the Princess Royal on 10th August 2011. The new boathouse, is open to the general public most days and gives visitors the opportunity of viewing the boat for free, although donations are very welcome.

The new Bembridge lifeboat station is situated in the same location as its predecessor, on a beautiful sandy beach with some rock outcrops. Just after low tide there are often lots of pools which provide fantastic reflections, therefore I recommend visiting this location when the tide is receding. My image was captured during sunset. At this time the station was lit beautifully and the sky was full of colour. I'm sure sunrise would also be a good time to shoot this location. Ensure that you wander along the seafront because there are lots of different viewpoints and interesting rocky foreground subjects.

Remember to check the tide forecast before visiting.

Bembridge windmill is also worth a visit..

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Fishermans Walk

Fishermans Walk
BembridgeIsle of Wight PO35 5TD
United Kingdom

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