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

7.06pm 20 May 2019
1.59pm 18 May 2019
1.59pm 18 May 2019
7.54pm 5 May 2019
11.05am 5 May 2019
2.50pm 4 May 2019
11.55am 2 May 2019
9.35pm 22 April 2019
5.24pm 22 April 2019
6.05pm 21 April 2019
9.56pm 20 April 2019
5.20pm 20 April 2019
1.34pm 20 April 2019
7.06pm 9 April 2019
11.44am 7 April 2019
12.21am 7 April 2019
12.21am 7 April 2019
9.07am 3 April 2019
8.32pm 27 March 2019
10.31am 24 March 2019

Today's weather

15°C Rain
Min: 12°C Max: 15°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

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 RNLI rescues three kayakers North East of Tusker Rock
Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 lifeboat was launched to a group of three kayakers in difficulty to the North East of Tusker Rock. Porthcawl Coastwatch had observed them struggling against wind and tide and capsizing on numerous occasions. All three were brought onboard the lifeboat and were returned to Sandy Bay beach.
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Porthcawl RNLI rescues three kayakers North East of Tusker Rock
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Mumbles and Porthcawl lifeboats called to yacht at Sker Point
Porthcawl lifeboat assisting the yacht following it being taken off the rocks at Sker Point.
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Mumbles and Porthcawl lifeboats called to yacht at Sker Point
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Beth Foot Forward Around Britain
Beth ready to set off on her walk, Crew ready for Sunday's exercise.
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Beth Foot Forward Around Britain
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Porthcawl RNLI rescue surfer at Rest Bay
Porthcawl's Atlantic 85 was launched to a surfer caught in a rip current and swept around the point at Rest Bay. Upon arriving on the scene the crew found the surfer was being assisted by a local Stand Up Paddleboarder. The surfer was taken onboard the lifeboat and brought back to the lifeboat station.
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Porthcawl RNLI rescue surfer at Rest Bay
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