Rhyl is located on the North-East coast of North Wales, approximately 14 miles from Liverpool in a straight line.
Latitude and Longitude – 53º 19.56′ N ; 003º 29.36′ W
Postcode LL18 3YP
Ordnance Survey map Landranger sheet 116, map reference SJ 009819
The area covered by Rhyl Lifeboat extends from Llanddulas near Colwyn Bay to the west, and the port of Mostyn to the East. In this area to the North are the Oil and Gas platforms of the Douglas and Hamilton fields, and also the windfarms of North Hoyle; Rhyl Flats; and the Gwynt-Y-Mor fields. Rhyl Lifeboat is a part of the contingency plan for any evacuation of the rigs. The area also covers the outer approaches to Liverpool. Rhyl Harbour is accessible 2 hours either side of high water.
Rhyl is a town of approximately 25,000 people ,and relies heavily on tourism for it’s trade. The inshore lifeboat is particularly busy during July, August and September, when most of the “shouts” are to Li-Los and rubber dinghies being swept out to sea, or cut off as the tide comes in.