Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station

2019 Shouts

2019, Decmeber 31 - New Year's Eve callout.

At around 11pm on New Year's Eve Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to support Borth Coastguard Rescue team. It was a magnificent effort from our volunteers and they all returned home at 1am on New year's Day having missed the celebrations with thier families.

2019, October 05 - Support Police.

The Borth lifeboat launched to support the Heddlu Dyfed Powys Police in the recovery of the body of a local man. A very sad service.

2019, August 02 - Saved a swimmer.

At 11:10 in the morning of Friday 2nd August, the volunteers from Borth lifeboat were called out to assist a lady in difficulty swimming in the sea at Ynyslas. The crew made their way to the area and found the casualty who was in great difficulty. Two of the crew grabbed the casualty and brought her on board the lifeboat. The lifeboat then brought the casualty ashore near Ynyslas golf club car park where, with the assistance of the Borth coastguard rescue team she was transferred to the coastguard helicopter who took her to Bronglais hospital to be checked out.

2019, July 15 - Swimmer in difficulty.

Milford Haven Coastguard requested launch to reports of a person staggering in the sea near the Railway Public House. ILB launched and went to reported location. Nothing was found so the crew spoke to people on the beach. As no one was found in any difficulty the lifeboat returned to station.

2019, July 09 - Broken down powerboat.

At 8:50 this evening the Borth lifeboat volunteers were called out to assist a broken down boat off Borth head.

2019, June 26 - Kayaker overturned.

At 2:40 this afternoon Borth lifeboat was asked to launch to reports of a Kayaker overturned by the Camel Rocks. Aberystwyth Lifeboat were also on scene.

2019, May 14 - Two swimmers in difficulty.

The Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out at 7:20 this evening to reports of two swimmers in difficulty near #Ynyslas. Before the lifeboat arrived the swimmers were able to maker their own way safely to shore, so the lifeboat returned to station.

2019, April 22 - Saved two swimmers in difficulty.

11:30 a.m. the crew were alerted again, this time to a report that two swimmers, an elderly woman and a middle-aged man, were in difficulty near the camels hump off Borth Head. It was reported that the swimmers had been in the sea for an hour and were struggling to return to Borth Beach, Another swimmer had stayed with them for 20 minutes and had been able to provide them with a swim buoy to help them whilst he went to get help. Two of the instructors from a local surf school saw the incident and went over on their Stand Up Paddleboards. The two surf instructors, who also happen to be lifeboat volunteers, were able to keep the swimmers afloat until the Borth lifeboat arrived. Once the lifeboat arrived it became apparent that the two swimmers were too exhausted and cold to be able to climb aboard the lifeboat so the crew had to hoist them aboard. The swimmers were taken back to Borth lifeboat station where they were treated for the effects of the cold. Once they felt able they were given advice to attend hospital and also to ensure that they took action to warm themselves up. The two swimmers were extremely grateful for the assistance given.

2019, April 22 - Inflatable.

Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteers were called out at 10:15 in the morning to a report that two young boys were drifting out to sea in an inflatable dinghy. The boys had been playing on the sea near Borth lifeboat station. The wind was blowing them out to sea so the lifeboat launched and proceeded as quickly as possible. Upon arrival they discovered that one of the boys had swam back to shore and was safe with his family whilst the other was still in the dinghy, The volunteer crew quickly found him and brought him ashore to be greeted by his family,

2019, January 26 - Missing man.

HM Coastguard Rescue teams from Aberystwyth and Borth, Lifrboats from Aberystwyth Lifeboat and Borth and the HM Coatguard Helicopter R187 were out since the early hours of the morning conducting a search. The 20 year old Casualty was located but unfortunately he did not survive his injuries. Our thoughts are with his family.

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Borth RNLI Boathouse 2007

The RNLI is the charity that provides a 24-hour lifesaving service around the UK and Republic of Ireland. Our volunteer crews give up their time and comfort to carry out rescues in difficult and often dangerous conditions.

There has been an RNLI lifeboat station at Borth since 1966; read the History of Borth lifeboat station and Station Honours. You can visit Borth lifeboat station most days when the shop is open (see below), and ask to be shown around. The crew trains every Sunday between 10-00 and 12-00, and we welcome visitors and prospective volunteers.

Your support is vital in training and equipping our volunteer lifesaving crews. If you want to support us, either by becoming a crew member, a support officer, working in the RNLI Shop, or by making a donation locally please contact us, email or follow us on Social Media.


Volunteering at Borth Lifeboat Station

Borth RNLI D-Class lifeboat D-622 launching through waves

If you are aged betwee 17 and 50 you can join the Borth volunteer crew (17 year olds need parental consent) subject to a medical. If you are not yet 17 why not get in touch and we can explain what is required and ensure that you are ready to take up this interesting challenge when you come of age.

Being part of an RNLI volunteer lifeboat crew is a major commitment, where Borth RNLI lifeboat volunteer crew members may have to risk their lives to save people in peril. The commitment isn't only measured in the time spent involved in rescues; new equipment and boats mean that regular training programmes also account for much of their spare time.

To become a Borth RNLI Volunteer Crew Member, simply email or come to the lifeboat station between 10am and 12 noon on any Sunday and ask to see Ronnie.

Given that you are prepared to give that commitment the RNLI will provide world class training and support, and you will become part of a great team.

RNLI Volunteers are also required to help fundraising and organise events to support the work of our volunteer lifeboat crews. If you are able to help please email

Borth RNLI Shop - Lifesaving Shopping

Borth RNLI Lifeboat and RNLI Lifeguards working together

Due to COVID-19 the Shop remains closed, as there is insufficient space to social distance, we will advise when we consider it safe to reopen.

The Borth RNLI Shop is run by volunteers and thus does not have set opening times but it is open most days during the summer months. If the Borth RNLI shop is not open when you visit, there is a notice in the window next to the shop telling when it will be open next.

The Borth RNLI shop carries a range of gift ideas, toys, clothing, products for the home, garden and much more.

As the RNLI shop is manned by volunteers 100% of profit goes directly towards our vital life saving work.

Supporting the RNLI whilst shopping with Amazon couldn't be easier. If you use this link to complete your purchase Amazon will donate a minimum of 5% of the value of your order to the RNLI.

Borth RNLI Lifeguards

The RNLI provides Lifeguards in Borth for the summer season. The RNLI Lifeguards patrol the area of the beach near the lifeboat station. Their presence makes a significant difference to the safety of users of Borth beach.

RNLI Shorething

The RNLI's site for young people is crammed full of activities and games.

Click here to visit RNLI Shorething

Photos of Borth RNLI lifeboat and lifeguards

If you send us any videos or photographs which you have of the Borth inshore lifeboat or lifeguards we will post them in our videos and photo gallery. It would be nice if you could provide a story and dates to go with any that you send.

Weather and Tides

The safety of seafarers is at the core of everything we do so to help Borth water users we have linked in a page of Borth Tide Tables and Weather Forecasts. Please check these before you launch, but always be aware of the conditions as you see them as forecasts can be wrong.

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