Porthdinllaen Lifeboat StationNefyn, Llŷn Peninsula

Porthdinllaen Lifeboat Station, Nefyn, Llŷn Peninsula

Porthdinllaen lifeboat station, sitting in a stunning setting in it's own private bay on the northern coast of the Llŷn Peninsula, has the most fantastic panoramic views. We think it's one of the best lifeboat station locations in North Wales, or maybe even the world - but we’re biased! Get a perfect holiday snap next to the boat and enjoy exploring the coast of the headland. A great stop whilst you’re touring the miniature headland of Nefyn, off the Llŷn Peninsula.


Standing proudly in its own little bay, Porthdinllaen Station is a bit of an anomaly when it comes to lifeboat houses. Usually original and very old - this one has had a bit of facelift and it looks great! A beautiful modern building which stands out against the rugged rocks. 

Situated near Morfa Nefyn, on the Llŷn Peninsula, the station first opened back in 1864. This was after the tragic events of winter 1983 in which 18 ships from the bay were pushed ashore and wrecked. This gave the local people reason to call for a Lifeboat Station to be commissioned at the site. 

This little lifeboat station is well worth a visit whilst you’re walking the headland or thinking about enjoying refreshments at the famous Ty Coch. We love how the very little are amazed when they see the lifeboats up close and it's fantastic to celebrate all the hard work of the volunteers. Well worth it to pop by.

Opening times

School holidays & Bank Holidays
Monday - Friday: 10am - 3pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12pm - 4pm

Contact details 

Website: http://www.pylifeboat.org/
Phone number 01758 720241


Picnic Spot

The boathouse is on a gorgeous bay - plenty of sand to sit on!



National Trust car park off to the right before you reach the golf course (signposted) - pay and display.


Can only reach the station via golf course/ over the beach, so not accessible.



To an extent. They aren't allowed in the station but can be outside on the bay.


Other useful info 

  • Can only access on foot.

  • Postcode for satnavs: LL53 6DA for NT car park.


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