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

RNLI Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Situated on the south east coast of Wales, Porthcawl Lifeboat Station operates an inshore B class Atlantic 85 lifeboat and a D Class lifeboat. The crews have been honoured with 29 awards for gallantry, including a Bronze Medal, the first to be awarded to a lifeboat woman in 116 years.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

2.39pm 23 July 2021
8.05am 23 July 2021
7.01pm 22 July 2021
7.56am 22 July 2021
11.46am 20 July 2021
11.55am 18 July 2021
11.37am 17 July 2021
8.15am 17 July 2021
4.25pm 4 July 2021
2.40pm 27 June 2021
4.46pm 25 June 2021
7.46pm 13 June 2021
7.46pm 13 June 2021
5.56pm 13 June 2021
5.50pm 13 June 2021
1.50pm 11 June 2021
1.35pm 1 June 2021
8.58pm 31 May 2021
3.22pm 31 May 2021
12.33pm 31 May 2021

Today's weather

18°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 18°C
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Porthcawl Lifeboat Station
The Esplanade
Vale of Glamorgan
CF36 3YR

Station phone number

01656 783299


Disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

Generally open 10am - 4pm daily
Don't miss: crew training on Sunday morning and Wednesday evening

Visitor contact

Emma Kelly

Visitor contact phone number


Visitor contact email


Shop hours

Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm. Times may change depending on the weather

Shop phone number

01656 782672

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News and media from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

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