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

5.39pm 29 December 2020
7.29pm 3 December 2020
7.15pm 4 November 2020
8.48am 26 October 2020
11.21am 19 October 2020
12.19am 14 October 2020
7.33pm 21 September 2020
6.49pm 18 September 2020
1.46am 16 September 2020
4.28pm 14 September 2020
3.42pm 13 September 2020
8.48pm 31 August 2020
12.00pm 29 August 2020
5.02am 23 August 2020
6.52pm 1 August 2020
4.55pm 31 July 2020
7.55pm 28 July 2020
1.35am 24 July 2020
11.59am 22 July 2020
6.49pm 3 July 2020

Today's weather

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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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.

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

Richard Griffiths, Aberystwyth volunteer Lifeboat Operations Manager, has been awarded the BEM (British Empire Medal) in the Queen’s 2020 New Years’ Honours List – 32 years after the same medal was awarded to his father. The award is in honour of his 47 years’ service to saving lives at sea.
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Aberystwyth RNLI volunteer recognised in Queen’s New Years’ Honours
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RNLI lifeboats from Borth and Aberystwyth rescue three people cut-off by tide
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New Quay and Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboats launch to fishing vessel on rocks
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Aberystwyth RNLI lifeboat rescues trawler from rocks
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