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

7.58pm 10 October 2021
6.24pm 9 October 2021
6.23pm 9 October 2021
6.56pm 29 September 2021
6.25pm 19 September 2021
1.36pm 15 September 2021
8.21pm 7 September 2021
12.45pm 28 August 2021
8.53pm 26 August 2021
8.47pm 26 August 2021
5.55pm 17 August 2021
6.50pm 14 August 2021
10.09am 8 August 2021
7.15pm 29 July 2021
7.08pm 29 July 2021
7.51pm 26 July 2021
2.39pm 23 July 2021
8.05am 23 July 2021
7.01pm 22 July 2021
7.56am 22 July 2021

Today's weather

16°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 16°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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Porthcawl RNLI welcomes new lifeboat medical advisor
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Porthcawl RNLI crew rescue two from rock at Newton Point
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