RNLI Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Situated on the south east coast of Wales, Porthcawl Lifeboat Station operates an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat and a D Class lifeboat. The crews have been honoured with 29 awards for gallantry, including a Bronze Medal, the first to be awarded to a lifeboat woman in 116 years.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

7.02pm 22 June 2019
7.02pm 22 June 2019
2.25pm 16 June 2019
8.20pm 15 June 2019
1.14pm 5 June 2019
1.15pm 26 May 2019
7.06pm 20 May 2019
1.59pm 18 May 2019
1.59pm 18 May 2019
7.54pm 5 May 2019
11.05am 5 May 2019
2.50pm 4 May 2019
11.55am 2 May 2019
9.35pm 22 April 2019
5.24pm 22 April 2019
6.05pm 21 April 2019
9.56pm 20 April 2019
5.20pm 20 April 2019
1.34pm 20 April 2019
7.06pm 9 April 2019

Today's weather

20°C Cloudy
Min: 13°C Max: 20°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Porthcawl Lifeboat Station
The Esplanade
Porthcawl
Vale of Glamorgan
CF36 3YR

Station phone number

01656 783299

Accessibility

Disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

Generally open 10am - 4pm daily
Don't miss: crew training on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening

Visitor contact

Julie Sanby

Visitor contact phone number

01656 743402

Shop hours

Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm. Times may change depending on the weather

Shop phone number

01656 782672

Connect with us

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News and media from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Porthcawl RNLI rescue Lily the dog
Porthcawl's D Class lifeboat was launched to rescue Lily the Jack Russell who was stuck on rocks near the entrance to Porthcawl Marina. Lily had been missing from her owners home for over 3 hours when she was spotted stranded on rocks and cut off by the tide.
Video Animals
Porthcawl RNLI rescue Lily the dog
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Free water safety sessions help children to Swim Safe this summer
Swim Safe
Article Beach safety
Free water safety sessions help children to Swim Safe this summer
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Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission.
Atlantic 85 makes an approach to the casualty
Article Rescue
Father and Son Lifeboat Crew Launch on Rescue Mission.
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Porthcawl RNLI rescues three kayakers North East of Tusker Rock
Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a group of three kayakers in difficulty to the North East of Tusker Rock. Porthcawl Coastwatch had observed them struggling against wind and tide and capsizing on numerous occasions. All three were brought onboard the lifeboat and were returned to Sandy Bay beach.
Video Lifeboats
Porthcawl RNLI rescues three kayakers North East of Tusker Rock
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