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

1.52pm 20 September 2020
5.37pm 19 September 2020
5.56pm 18 September 2020
7.00pm 17 September 2020
6.10pm 5 September 2020
4.34pm 4 September 2020
4.40pm 30 August 2020
4.58pm 15 August 2020
5.29pm 8 August 2020
2.48pm 30 July 2020
8.37pm 21 July 2020
8.30pm 21 July 2020
5.23pm 20 July 2020
4.42pm 17 July 2020
1.52pm 16 July 2020
10.36pm 26 June 2020
8.14pm 25 June 2020
4.51pm 25 June 2020
9.57pm 14 June 2020
12.55am 12 June 2020

Today's weather

13°C Cloudy
Min: 8°C Max: 13°C
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While our lifeboat stations remain operational and are continuing to launch to those at peril at sea, they are not currently open to visitors. 

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

Emma Kelly

Visitor contact phone number

07599041672

Visitor contact email

emakel23@hotmail.co.uk

Shop hours

Monday to Sunday 10am - 4pm. Times may change depending on the weather

Shop phone number

01656 782672

Connect with us

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News and media from Porthcawl Lifeboat Station

Porthcawl Polar Bears Swim the English Channel and Raise Money for RNLI and NCI
L to R David Shillaw (RNLI), Tom Chapman, Peter Foster, Rosalind Edmonds, Sian Jakeman and Phil Styles (NCI)
Article Fundraising
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A Callout with a Difference for Porthcawl RNLI
John and Marj having a surprise visit from crew and fund raisers
Article Events
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Porthcawl RNLI - A Year With Many Changes but Where Essentials are Maintained
Porthcawl's 'Rose of the Shires' just off the Breakwater
Article Statistics
Porthcawl RNLI - A Year With Many Changes but Where Essentials are Maintained
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Porthcawl RNLI’s Atlantic 85 launched to capsized kayaker
Porthcawl RNLI crew rescue capsized kayaker
Article Rescue
Porthcawl RNLI’s Atlantic 85 launched to capsized kayaker
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