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

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
10.15am 26 June 2021
9.59am 26 June 2021
4.51pm 1 June 2021
6.20pm 29 May 2021
5.45pm 27 May 2021
9.59am 29 April 2021
11.25pm 20 April 2021
4.20pm 9 April 2021
4.13pm 9 April 2021
4.43pm 1 April 2021
11.33am 31 March 2021
12.29pm 7 March 2021
4.39pm 5 February 2021
3.19pm 29 January 2021
7.01pm 10 January 2021

Today's weather

20°C Rain
Min: 10°C Max: 20°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 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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