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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.
RNLI pager on a chart with a pair of dividers

Latest lifeboat launch

Recent lifeboat launches from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

9.18am 9 May 2024
9.18am 9 May 2024
1.16am 8 May 2024
2.48pm 4 May 2024
2.42pm 4 May 2024
12.53pm 3 May 2024
2.38pm 27 April 2024
8.41pm 25 April 2024
11.02pm 23 April 2024
4.29pm 7 April 2024
8.00pm 20 March 2024
6.43am 20 March 2024
4.33pm 18 March 2024
6.22pm 17 March 2024
3.33pm 26 February 2024
2.25pm 20 February 2024
3.38pm 14 February 2024
1.51pm 3 February 2024
3.49pm 24 January 2024
12.17pm 24 January 2024

Today's weather

12°C Overcast
Min: 9°C Max: 12°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

News and media from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

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Article Fundraising
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