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Live Porthcawl Pier Webcam

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  • Location: Porthcawl Lifeboat Station, The Esplanade, Porthcawl, Wales, United Kingdom
  • Source: PC1 Limited
  • Info: Live streaming Porthcawl Pier webcam in Wales. Porthcawl is on the south coast of Wales on a beautiful stretch of coast with sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and a harbour.
    The webcam is located at the Porthcawl RNLI lifeboat station.

More info: Porthcawl is located on the south coast of Wales, 25 miles (40 km) west of the capital city, Cardiff and 19 miles (31 km) southeast of Swansea.

The webcam at Portcawl pier was installed by the RNLI to warn the public of dangerous sea conditions in the hope it will reduce the number of launches from here. Porthcawl is one of Wales' busiest lifeboat stations.

Porthcawl Lighthouse dates from 1860 and is located at the southeast end of the breakwater. It was the last coal and gas-powered lighthouse in the UK. In 1974 it was converted to mains gas operation and in 1997 it was finally electrified and after a £70,000 renovation in 2013, was fitted with its new £12,000 automatic, low energy, LED lamp, which can be seen 10 nautical mi1es away, the same distance the old gas lamp shone.