RNLI Lifeboats

Blackpool is a seaside resort in the North-West of England and has been a popular holiday destination for British people since the middle of the 18th century. 

Blackpool began to really grow in 1946, however, when the branch (railway) line was completed. The town was the first, in 1879, in the world to have electric street lighting and the iconic tramway dates back to as early as 1885.

As a seaside resort, lifeboats have always been important in Blackpool, making sure visitors and locals alike are kept safe while enjoying the waterfront attractions.

Blackpool Lifeboat Station
Blackpool Lifeboat Station is a visitor attraction in its own right. It's classed as an "Explore" station, which means that you can go inside the station, see the lifeboat and have a tour. There is also a gift-shop should you need some last minute presents!

Thankfully, the lifeboat doesn't need to be launched too often. Here are the most recent launches from Blackpool Lifeboat Station:

The Fylde coast (the area in which Blackpool is situated) has 3 lifeboat Stations - Blackpool, Fleetwood and Lytham St. Annes. You can see where they are located on this map:

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