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Around 190 people die each year at the UK and Irish Coasts.

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Porthcawl RNLI wish to thank Porthcawl Christmas Morning Swim for the generous donation from the 2015 ‘Swim’ which has sponsored this website and webcam

Philip Missen MBE | Lifeboat Operations Manager

Latest Shouts

RNLI Shout 09.24

November 30th, 2016

Our Atlantic 85 launched on service to a report of a surf board drifting off Rest Bay. We conducted a search of the area along with Porthcawl Coastguard team. We located a log during the

RNLI Shout 11.00

November 21st, 2016

Both our lifeboats were launched on service to conduct a search of the Ogmore river area at the request of UK Coastguard in support of the coastguard teams from Porthcawl and Llantwit Major. The D

RNLI Shout 18.16

October 28th, 2016

Our volunteers launched our Atlantic 85 on service at the request of UK Coastguard. 2 kayakers were reported to be in difficulties off Hutchwns Point. We arrived on scene and located the kayakers who had

RNLI Shout 12.12

October 15th, 2016

Our D Class was launched on service following a call to Milford Haven Coastguard by Porthcawl Coastwatch of 2 kite surfers in difficulty off Trecco Bay. One kite surfer self rescued and made it ashore


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We Need Your Support: We are independent of the Coastguard and separate from government. 92% of our total income comes from donations like yours.

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All the Latest News

Nessa and friends push the boat out for the RNLI at Porthcawl

November 21st, 2016

Ruth Jones aka ‘Nessa’ from Gavin and Stacey fame, entertained a packed Porthcawl Grand Pavilion theatre last Friday all to raise

MBE Award Ceremony for Porthcawl RNLI Volunteer

November 15th, 2016

The Queen’s Birthday Honours recipient Aileen Jones a volunteer at Porthcawl RNLI Lifeboat station was presented with her MBE this week

Volunteer at Porthcawl RNLI

November 10th, 2016

Interested in volunteering at Porthcawl RNLI? We currently have volunteering opportunities including crew, shore crew, tractor driver, shop staff, station visit volunteer



Get acquainted with our Talus Tractor with a full list of specifications

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Latest Events

Porthcawl RNLI Carol Service

December 14th, 2016

Know the risks:


The temperature of our waters can steal the air from your lungs and leave you helpless in seconds.


Around half the people who drown slip, trip or fall into the water. They don’t expect to get wet.


Our waters are dangerously unpredictable with waves, tides and hidden currents that can catch you out.

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