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

8.35pm 15 July 2018
7.35pm 15 July 2018
7.28pm 15 July 2018
7.03pm 14 July 2018
4.50pm 14 July 2018
7.14pm 13 July 2018
6.17pm 13 July 2018
6.16pm 13 July 2018
5.17pm 9 July 2018
5.17pm 9 July 2018
8.14pm 8 July 2018
8.10pm 8 July 2018
10.38am 8 July 2018
7.25pm 7 July 2018
7.21pm 7 July 2018
11.09am 5 July 2018
6.42pm 3 July 2018
1.24pm 2 July 2018
8.28pm 29 June 2018
7.32pm 28 June 2018

Today's weather

19°C Rain
Min: 15°C
Max: 19°C
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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

Porthcawl RNLI crew and RNLI lifeguards assist a man in difficulty in the water
Porthcawl launch to a man in the water who had been swept around Newton Point from Trecco Bay beach. Two RNLI lifeguards were supporting him, one with a rescue board and the other who'd swam out with a rescue tube. The casualty was recovered onto the lifeboat and taken back to the lifeboat station where he was checked over by a Welsh Ambulance Service paramedic.
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Porthcawl RNLI crew and RNLI lifeguards assist a man in difficulty in the water
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Porthcawl RNLI launch to two people cut off by the tide at Southerndown
Two people were cut off by the tide with an hour to go until high water at Dunraven Bay, Southerndown. The D class veered back to recover the casualties. The casualties were taken on the lifeboat to Ogmore By Sea where we were met by Llantwit Major Coastguard as recovery on the slipway at Southerndown was not possible.
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Porthcawl RNLI launch to two people cut off by the tide at Southerndown
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Porthcawl RNLI tow a broken down dinghy with three people onboard back to Newton
Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 is launched to assist a broken down dinghy off Newton Point
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Porthcawl RNLI tow a broken down dinghy with three people onboard back to Newton
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Porthcawl RNLI Crews Heading Towards the Busiest Year Ever
Lifeboat heading out through the surf at Sandy Bay, Porthcawl
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Porthcawl RNLI Crews Heading Towards the Busiest Year Ever
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