Lane End Beach heads in the direction of the sea wall, and largely pebble and stone, it’s home to the iconic Bembridge Lifeboat Station. The new lifeboat station replaced the trusty old shelter that had launched lifeboats since 1922, and these days a visit to this beach means the chance to visit the new RNLI shop too. The Bembridge lifeboat station is one of the country’s most important as it sits right on the Solent, and the new store means visitors can support a great cause during their time in Bembridge.
Anyway, back to the beach. Lane End Beach is a popular spot for a paddle or a swim as once you’re in the water you’ll find sand underfoot, and if you take a stroll along the beach towards Bembridge Harbour you’ll see a collection of dramatic rocks that make striking photos to show those back home.
If you’re still around when the tide goes out make sure the kids are armed with buckets and spades as there are plenty of rockpools for them to explore, and you’ll find a café on the Lifeboat pier if you fancy enjoying an ice cream while you looking out to sea.