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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

12.42am 13 May 2022
2.41pm 12 May 2022
11.06am 7 May 2022
11.45am 17 April 2022
2.20pm 16 April 2022
12.23pm 27 March 2022
10.24am 5 March 2022
3.08pm 25 February 2022
11.57am 2 February 2022
11.56am 2 February 2022
8.49pm 1 February 2022
12.49pm 13 January 2022
12.11am 2 January 2022
11.13am 27 November 2021
1.12pm 22 November 2021
3.23pm 20 November 2021
3.39pm 19 November 2021
5.37pm 16 November 2021
5.36pm 16 November 2021
12.11pm 14 November 2021

Today's weather

14°C Rain
Min: 11°C Max: 14°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

Article People
Porthcawl RNLI sadness following passing of David Shillaw
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Article Heritage
Porthcawl RNLI’s new D Class lifeboat is officially named
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D861 Hugo Missen being lifted by Hiab from the RNLI transport lorry
Article Lifeboats
New inshore lifeboat Hugo Missen goes on service at Porthcawl RNLI
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Lifeboats search for missing fisherman
Article Lifeboats
South Wales Fisherman saved by his phone
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