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.
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Latest lifeboat launch

Recent launches from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

2.27pm 4 September 2017
5.07pm 27 August 2017
12.02pm 27 August 2017
5.48pm 24 August 2017
5.12pm 24 August 2017
11.12pm 23 August 2017
10.37pm 23 August 2017
7.04pm 22 August 2017
4.38pm 19 August 2017
4.34pm 19 August 2017
3.28pm 19 August 2017
4.53pm 18 August 2017
2.16pm 17 August 2017
5.35pm 15 August 2017
4.58pm 9 August 2017
4.23pm 8 August 2017
10.43am 5 August 2017
7.02pm 15 July 2017
2.08pm 29 June 2017
7.42pm 18 June 2017

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C
Max: 15°C
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Next tide

Thu 21 Sep
High: 7:44am 9.6m
Low: 1:52pm 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 rescue a dog from rocks after she got stuck and cut off by the in
D Class lifeboat 'Jean Ryall' launched to rescue Susie the dog who had got herself stuck on the rocks at the entrance to Porthcawl Marina and was cut off by the incoming tide.

She was assisted from the rocks and taken onboard the lifeboat and brought back to the shore at the lifeboat station.
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Porthcawl rescue a dog from rocks after she got stuck and cut off by the in
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Girls saved from sea by Porthcawl RNLI volunteer in total darkness
Porthcawl RNLI volunteers and other emergency teams assisting the casualties after the rescue
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Girls saved from sea by Porthcawl RNLI volunteer in total darkness
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Porthcawl provide first aid for casualty with suspected spinal injuries
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Porthcawl provide first aid for casualty with suspected spinal injuries
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Porthcawl RNLI launch to reports of 2 people cut off by the tide at Southerndown
Both the Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats launched to two persons cut off by the tide near Witches Point in a area known as Temple Bay. They had attempted to climb up the cliff face. Upon arrival of the lifeboats the casualties made their way back down to the bottom of the cliff. A crew member was dropped in close by the D Class and swam ashore to reassure the casualties. Given conditions on scene (large swell and big surf) the safest method of recovery was by helicopter. Both casualties were winched by the Coastguard Helicopter from St Athan whilst the lifeboats stood by to provide cover for the casualties. The helicopter dropped the casualties at the cliff top where they were met by Llantwit Major Coastguard team. The Atlantic 85 then retrieved the crew man.
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Porthcawl RNLI launch to reports of 2 people cut off by the tide at Southerndown
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