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

3.31pm 21 January 2023
2.06pm 2 January 2023
2.34pm 26 December 2022
12.23pm 2 December 2022
2.59pm 12 November 2022
2.58pm 12 November 2022
5.54pm 28 September 2022
6.07pm 25 September 2022
5.32pm 27 August 2022
8.14pm 25 August 2022
8.13pm 25 August 2022
8.43pm 24 August 2022
8.43pm 24 August 2022
3.43pm 23 August 2022
7.29pm 17 August 2022
12.37am 15 August 2022
8.51pm 14 August 2022
7.19pm 14 August 2022
5.30pm 14 August 2022
9.32pm 13 August 2022

Today's weather

10°C Rain
Min: 8°C Max: 10°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

Clive Jones

Visitor contact phone number


Shop hours

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

Shop phone number

01656 782672

News and media from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

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