RNLI. Padstow has had a lifeboat service since the early 1800’s. The present station is at Mother Ivey’s Bay, a mile east of Trevose Head. Crew members and support staff are volunteers from the local community, often with a distinguished family tradition with the service going back generations. Their work at sea and around the shoreline is without pay and at great self-sacrifice. Over the years these crews have saved over 600 lives and received 28 Silver Medals and other awards for bravery. All the beach lifeguards in our area are also provided by the RNLI. The RNLI receives no Government funding and is reliant on voluntary contributions.
You can normally visit the station in summer and by appointment at other times.