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

8.20pm 20 May 2018
12.47pm 20 May 2018
9.32pm 19 May 2018
9.31pm 19 May 2018
8.01pm 18 May 2018
8.45pm 17 May 2018
8.44pm 17 May 2018
3.44pm 13 May 2018
12.12pm 13 May 2018
6.07pm 12 May 2018
6.04pm 12 May 2018
1.47pm 7 May 2018
1.44pm 7 May 2018
2.45pm 6 May 2018
12.24pm 5 May 2018
12.21pm 5 May 2018
3.51pm 25 April 2018
3.51pm 25 April 2018
3.50pm 25 April 2018
2.17pm 15 April 2018

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 11°C
Max: 19°C
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Next tide

Tue 22 May
Low: 6.31am 0.8m
High: 12.47pm 2.5m
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Visitor information and facilities

Station address

Porthcawl Lifeboat Station
The Esplanade
Porthcawl
Vale of Glamorgan
CF36 3YR

Station phone number

01656 783299

Accessibility

Disabled parking, disabled access

Visiting times

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

Visitor contact

Julie Sanby

Visitor contact phone number

01656 743402

Shop hours

March
Saturday–Sunday
10.30am–3.30pm

April–October
Monday–Sunday
10.30am–3.30pm

November–December
Saturday–Sunday
10.30am–3.30pm

Shop phone number

01656 782672

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News and media from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Two Males Stranded on Rocks are Rescued
D Class lifeboat approches the two young men stranded on the rock
Article Rescues
Two Males Stranded on Rocks are Rescued
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Porthcawl RNLI rescue two boys cut off by the incoming tide from a rocky outcrop
Two boys were cut off by the incoming tide on a rocky outcrop at Newton Point. Waves were starting to break over the rock with two hours still to go until high water.

Porthcawl’s D Class Lifeboat ‘Jean Ryall’ was manoeuvred between rocks in order to effect the rescue of the two boys. A crewman climbed onto the rock in order to assist the boys from the rock into the lifeboat. Once the casualties and the crewman were safely onboard the lifeboat it transfered them back to Newton Beach. The casualties required no further medical assistance.
Video Lifeboats
Porthcawl RNLI rescue two boys cut off by the incoming tide from a rocky outcrop
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Porthcawl RNLI Volunteer will be at Windsor Castle for the Royal Wedding
Article RNLI People
Porthcawl RNLI Volunteer will be at Windsor Castle for the Royal Wedding
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Visiting Lifeboat Tries Porthcawl Marina for Size
Lifeboat is carefully and slowly manoeuvre alongside a pontoon.
Article Crew training
Visiting Lifeboat Tries Porthcawl Marina for Size
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