RNLI shops, museums and the College will open as Government guidance allows. Lifeboat stations remain operational but are not open to visitors.

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 launches from Penarth Lifeboat Station

8.53pm 17 October 2021
7.24pm 16 October 2021
3.55pm 5 September 2021
12.45pm 29 August 2021
12.45pm 29 August 2021
12.45pm 29 August 2021
12.45pm 29 August 2021
12.34pm 29 August 2021
7.47pm 21 August 2021
4.13pm 17 August 2021
4.55pm 11 August 2021
1.13pm 10 August 2021
10.13pm 2 August 2021
9.31pm 31 July 2021
8.19pm 26 July 2021
5.24pm 3 July 2021
6.22am 3 July 2021
10.15am 26 June 2021
10.15am 26 June 2021
10.15am 26 June 2021

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 9°C Max: 13°C
Get a 5-day forecast

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 email


Visitor contact phone number

07835 719750

Shop hours

Easter-October 31
1.30pm-4.30pm daily
Bank holiday Mondays 

November 1-December 17
Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday

Shop phone number

02920 711659

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