RESPECT THE WATER

IF YOU FALL INTO WATER UNEXPECTEDLY FIGHT YOUR INSTINCT. RELAX AND FLOAT ON YOUR BACK. FLOAT TO LIVE.

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE IN TROUBLE AT THE COAST, CALL 999 OR 112 AND ASK FOR THE COASTGUARD.

View Webcam Live NOW!
View Rescues!

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

We want to change this

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

Launch 94/19 – 📟 11.40am

November 4th, 2019

Our volunteer crew were tasked by UK Coastguard to conduct a search off Ogmore By Sea to investigate reports of an object in the water. The crew launched our Atlantic 85 lifeboat and whilst searching

Launch 93/19 – 📟 3.00pm

October 27th, 2019

Our Atlantic 85, Rose Of The Shires was launched on service to a report a surfer had been swept around the point at Rest Bay. UK Coastguard had been alerted to the incident by the National

Launch 91+92/19 – 📟 6.30pm

October 14th, 2019

Both Porthcawl lifeboats were launched to assist with a multi agency incident in the Vale of Glamorgan area.

Launch 89+90/19 – 📟 4.44pm

October 12th, 2019

Both the Atlantic 85 and D Class lifeboats were tasked by UK Coastguard following reports that a film crew of 12 people were cut off by the tide at Southerndown. The Atlantic 85 lifeboat and

SUPPORT RNLI

Help Us Make the Next Rescue

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

Read more

All the Latest News

Porthcawl RNLI Active Supporting Membership Scheme Launched

November 6th, 2019

Porthcawl RNLI's Fundraising and Events Group has launched a new Active Supporting Membership Scheme. Membership forms to become an Active Supporting

Pencoed RAOB ‘The Buffs’ Donate £500 to Porthcawl RNLI

October 31st, 2019

Last Sunday we had a visit from Pencoed RAOB (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) who are known as 'The Buffs.' It

Family of Shady Reed Donate £2170 to Porthcawl RNLI

October 21st, 2019

We were delighted to have a visit from the family of Shady Reed on Sunday to present the money they had

OUR VEHICLES

MEET THE MONSTER

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

Read more

Latest Events

Know the risks:

risk-shock

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

risk-intowater

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

risk-rip

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

Subscribe to our Newsletter