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

2.49pm 6 September 2018
1.41am 21 August 2018
10.53am 20 August 2018
10.52am 20 August 2018
8.39pm 19 August 2018
2.59pm 19 August 2018
7.07pm 18 August 2018
1.30pm 17 August 2018
1.26pm 17 August 2018
11.19pm 16 August 2018
11.19pm 16 August 2018
10.38pm 7 August 2018
6.57pm 5 August 2018
2.49pm 1 August 2018
2.20pm 1 August 2018
2.17pm 1 August 2018
8.54pm 28 July 2018
8.49pm 28 July 2018
8.11pm 24 July 2018
9.32pm 20 July 2018

Today's weather

13°C Rain
Min: 8°C
Max: 13°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’s Newest Helm Called Into Action
Image of Sam Williams in drysuit, following his helm passout assessment
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Porthcawl’s Newest Helm Called Into Action
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Porthcawl RNLI launch to a yacht with engine difficulties East of Tusker Buoy
Teenagers in inflatable
Article Rescue
Porthcawl RNLI launch to a yacht with engine difficulties East of Tusker Buoy
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RNLI Porthcawl to feature in new series of popular TV documentary
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RNLI Porthcawl to feature in new series of popular TV documentary
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Porthcawl RNLI rescue windsurfer in difficulty near Rhych Point
Porthcawl launch to a windsurfer in difficulty near Rhych point. The Atlantic 85 arrived on scene to find he was being assisted by a sailing yacht which had passed a heaving line and was towing him clear of the point. The lifeboat recovered him and his equipment onboard and returned him to his launch site at Newton Beach.
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Porthcawl RNLI rescue windsurfer in difficulty near Rhych Point
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