RNLI Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station

Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station

Established in 1861 and situated in one of the main holiday resorts in Cardigan bay, Aberystwyth was the first station ever to have an inshore lifeboat. The station has received 13 awards for gallantry.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station

1.16am 30 April 2017
12.20pm 29 April 2017
6.21pm 28 April 2017
2.46pm 16 April 2017
9.29pm 22 March 2017
10.37pm 21 March 2017
6.41pm 26 February 2017
9.09pm 6 February 2017
4.19pm 5 January 2017
4.47pm 28 December 2016
12.11am 9 December 2016
10.39am 27 November 2016
5.38pm 26 November 2016
7.48pm 11 November 2016
6.38pm 1 November 2016
12.12pm 13 September 2016
12.05pm 13 September 2016
6.03pm 7 September 2016
2.27pm 5 September 2016
12.05pm 5 September 2016

Today's weather

15°C Cloudy
Min: 8°C
Max: 15°C
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Next tide

Sun 30 Apr
Low: 7:02am 0.3m
High: 11:59am 5.1m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Town Quay
SY23 1JY

Station phone

01970 612478

Station opening times

Monday-Sunday 11am-4pm

Sundays 11am-4pm

Visiting is subject to volunteer availability.

Connect with us

Station website



Aberystwyth RNLI Shop

Opening hours

All our shops are run by volunteers who take great pride in keeping them open whenever possible, if you are planning a special trip to visit this shop it may be best to call ahead to check the opening times.


01970 624300

News and media from Aberystwyth Lifeboat Station

Fifty people returned home safe thanks to North Wales RNLI crews in 2016
Article Sea safety
Fifty people returned home safe thanks to North Wales RNLI crews in 2016
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Welsh RNLI rescues 2016 with music
A compilation of Welsh RNLI rescues in 2016, featuring clips from:
Porthcawl RNLI - 30/12/16 – launch to boat aground on Sker Rocks
Aberystwyth RNLI and New Quay RNLI – 11/11/16 – night search
Little and Broad Haven RNLI – 17/7/16 – launch to reports of people in the water at Nolton Haven
RNLI lifeguards – 16/8/16 – Rescue of a family and dog cut off by the tide at Newgale
St Davids RNLI – 15/4/16 – launch to yacht in difficulty in rough seas
Douglas RNLI – 18/9/16 – launch to yacht with failed engine
Llandudno RNLI and Conwy RNLI – 30/9/16 – launch to broken down trawler
Tenby RNLI – 10/9/16 – launch to kayaker washed up on rocks
New Quay RNLI – 24/8/16 – launcht to a dog which went over a cliff 
Penarth RNLI –14/2/16 – Valentine's Day launch to fishing boat with steering loss
Barrow RNLI, Ramsey RNLI and Douglas RNLI – 18/9/16 – Multi-agency response to yacht with three people suffering illness
Beaumaris RNLI and Moelfre RNLI – 14/7/16 – launch to yacht aground at Puffin Island
Rhyl RNLI – 16/5/16 – Medical evacuation from fishing boat
Aberystwyth RNLI – 15/5/16 – Rescue of paraglider crashed into cliffs
Moelfre RNLI – 21/6/16 – Recovery of kayaker in the water
Video Lifeboats
Welsh RNLI rescues 2016 with music
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Wales and West RNLI rescues 2016
Video Lifeboats
Wales and West RNLI rescues 2016
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Aberystwyth and New Quay RNLI night time search for person in the water
New Quay RNLI all-weather lifeboat
Article Rescues
Aberystwyth and New Quay RNLI night time search for person in the water
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