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. 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

1.19pm 25 April 2017
12.10pm 23 April 2017
1.38pm 22 April 2017
11.01am 20 April 2017
9.12am 2 April 2017
9.12am 2 April 2017
4.51pm 29 March 2017
8.36pm 20 March 2017
3.09am 20 March 2017
4.05pm 15 March 2017
4.30pm 24 February 2017
2.42pm 24 February 2017
7.05pm 13 February 2017
12.00pm 7 February 2017
12.13pm 22 January 2017
6.14pm 21 January 2017
12.23am 18 January 2017
12.49pm 15 January 2017
9.49am 5 January 2017
5.38pm 30 December 2016

Today's weather

17°C Rain
Min: 9°C
Max: 17°C
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Next tide

Sat 29 Apr
High: 9:28pm 9.6m
Low: 3:41am 1.4m
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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 launch to a kite surfer in difficulties off Rest Bay
Porthcawl lifeboat launch to a kite surfer in difficulties off Rest Bay. The kite surfer was tangled in his lines and drifting towards Hutchwns Point. The casualty and his equipment were rescued and once onboard he was freed from his lines.
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Seventy Years on we Remember the Maritime Tragedy at Sker Point
Memorial stone in memory of the crews of the SS Samtampa and The Mumbles lifeboat crew.
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