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

4.23pm 2 January 2021
5.35am 17 December 2020
4.19pm 29 November 2020
1.16pm 21 November 2020
7.03pm 20 October 2020
6.43pm 20 October 2020
1.52pm 20 September 2020
5.37pm 19 September 2020
5.56pm 18 September 2020
7.00pm 17 September 2020
6.10pm 5 September 2020
4.34pm 4 September 2020
4.40pm 30 August 2020
4.58pm 15 August 2020
5.29pm 8 August 2020
2.48pm 30 July 2020
8.37pm 21 July 2020
8.30pm 21 July 2020
5.23pm 20 July 2020
4.42pm 17 July 2020

Today's weather

8°C Rain
Min: 2°C Max: 8°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

Article Fundraising
Survivor backs Christmas appeal as RNLI in Wales reveals impact of Coronavirus
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Phil Missen MBE, Porthcawl Lifeboat Operations Manager is presented the RNLI's Long Service Medal from Station President, Peter Scott.
Article People
Porthcawl RNLI Volunteers Receive Long Service Recognition
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Paul is holding his medal whilst standing along side Porthcawl's Atlantic 85
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RNLI Long Service Medal Award
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L to R David Shillaw (RNLI), Tom Chapman, Peter Foster, Rosalind Edmonds, Sian Jakeman and Phil Styles (NCI)
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Porthcawl Polar Bears Swim the English Channel and Raise Money for RNLI and NCI
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