Borth RNLI Lifeboat Station

2016, August 7 - Vessel in trouble.

Lifeboat was called out at 5:40 in the afternoon to reports of a boat in difficulty in the river Leri in very difficult conditions, with force 6 winds. The crew assembled and was about to launch when HM Coatguard informed us that the boat had made its way to safety, so the launch was cancelled.

2016, July 7 - Distressed person.

Borth and Aberystwyth Lifeboats were called out at 11:20 in the night to reports of a distressed person on Constitution Hill. Once the Police confirmed that the person was safe the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station at around 1am.

2016, June 1 - People Cut-Off.

Lifeboat was called out at 1:30 in the afternoon after four people were stranded by the incoming tide on a sandbank between Ynyslas and Aberdyfi. The people were rescued by Aberdyfi Outward Bound before the lifeboat arrived.

The RNLI volunteer crew were Pete Davies, Tim Ellis-Clarke and Ieuan Dennis.

2016, April 3 - Missing Child.

The Borth RNLI lifeboat was called out to support the Coastguard and Police in a search for a missing 7 year old boy at Ynyslas on Sunday afternoon.

At 3:30 on Sunday afternoon the HM Coastguard asked Borth RNLI to assist in a search for a 7 year old boy who had gone missing whilst playing in the dunes at Yyslas. The local HM Coastguard team, the Police and the HM Coastguard helicopter, based at Caernarfon, were also asked to help in the search.

shoreline search from the boathouse in Borth towards Ynyslas. As the lifeboat approached the Ynyslas Turn car park, the crew spotted a small child walking by the sea wall. Two of the crew went ashore and confirmed that this was indeed the missing boy. He had walked a considerable distance from where he had gone missing. The RNLI crew then called up the HM Coastguard and arranged for the local Coastguard team to reunite him with his family.

The RNLI volunteer crew were Martyn Davies, Pete Davies, Tim Ellis-Clarke and Ieuan Dennis.

2016, February 10 - People cut off.

Recovering Borth RNLI lifeboat in Darkness.

Crew paged at 8pm to reports of a 4 people cut-off by a rising tide just North of Clarach. The 4 people were students from Aberystwyth University who had taken advantage of the fine weather for a walk along the coast. Unfortunately they were caught out by the rising tide and setting sun. In darkness they called the Coastguard for assistance. The Borth and Aberyswyth lifeboats supported the local Borth and Aberystwyth Coastguard teams along with the HM Coastguard rescue helicopter. The helicopter was on scene quickly and it was judged that, given the darkness, the safest approach was to airlift the casuaties to safety. Once this task had been completed the lifeboats were stood down and returned to station.

2016, January 30 - People cut off.

Crew paged at 10:03am to reports of a car stuck in the sand at Ynyslas. The people were cut off by the spring tide and their car was stuck in the sand. The lifeboat was requested to extract the casualties. The lifeboat was taken by road to the Ynyslas Boatyard to lainch as the main launch site was too rough, in near gale conditions, and the boatyard was closer to the caualties. Whilst on route the Coastguard advised that the casualties were safe, so the lifeboat returned to station.

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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 40 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.

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

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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