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Penarth Lifeboat Station

Penarth Lifeboat Station

Established in 1861 and covering part of the Bristol Channel, Penarth Lifeboat Station operates two inshore lifeboats, a B class Atlantic 85 and a D class.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Penarth Lifeboat Station

5.24pm 19 May 2024
10.10am 11 May 2024
8.50am 9 April 2024
5.25pm 6 April 2024
11.35pm 10 March 2024
10.33pm 10 March 2024
10.36am 13 February 2024
8.46am 12 January 2024
8.46am 12 January 2024
8.41am 12 January 2024
5.39am 29 December 2023
10.33am 26 December 2023
10.33am 26 December 2023
10.18am 26 December 2023
10.12pm 26 November 2023
10.12pm 26 November 2023
1.56am 1 November 2023
8.14am 24 October 2023
9.50pm 15 October 2023
1.27pm 21 September 2023

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 14°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Penarth Lifeboat Station
The Esplanade
Vale of Glamorgan
CF64 3AU

Station phone number

02920 709099

Visiting times

Visits must be arranged in advance and availability depends on the operational needs of the station.

Visitor contact

Laurie Pavelin 

Visitor contact phone number

07835 719750

Shop hours

Open Tuesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm and Bank Holiday Mondays, except at Christmas

Shop phone number

02920 711659

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News and media from Penarth Lifeboat Station

Buckingham Palace Garden Party Penarth RNLI from left to right with Jim Lock, Jason Dunlop, Karl Lawrence, Andrew Vye Parminter and Gareth Wigmore
Article Events
Buckingham Palace garden party marks 200 years of saving lives at sea
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Volunteers from Penarth RNLI with Lis Burnett from Vale of Glamorgan in front of the station
Article Sea safety
Vale of Glamorgan honours RNLI volunteers
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Jason Dunlop demonstrating the correct handling of a throw-bag with Charlie Harris, Annie Blackburn and John Smerkinich with the A85 behind
Article Sea safety
Penarth RNLI volunteers upskill in lifesaving throw-bag technique
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James King in full kit standing in front of the A85 at Penarth Station
Article People
Penarth RNLI volunteer passes out as lifeboat Helm
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