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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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

2.30pm 25 November 2023
6.46pm 11 November 2023
4.02pm 30 October 2023
1.05pm 27 October 2023
9.36pm 26 October 2023
5.27pm 26 October 2023
1.08pm 8 October 2023
2.14pm 28 September 2023
4.52am 23 September 2023
10.02pm 10 September 2023
9.36pm 6 September 2023
2.27pm 5 September 2023
2.26pm 5 September 2023
2.26pm 5 September 2023
1.37pm 5 September 2023
1.27pm 5 September 2023
12.43pm 5 September 2023
7.03pm 3 September 2023
5.56pm 3 September 2023
4.16pm 26 August 2023

Today's weather

5°C Sunshine
Min: 1°C Max: 5°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

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