On 14th July 2007 the Ex-MoD observation post at Nare Point on the Lizard was re-opened under new management.
The erstwhile derelict building had been taken over by the newly-formed NCI Nare Point Station. With help from the National Trust Enterprise Neptune Campaign, the MoD Veterans Challenge Fund, the Tanner the Gannet Foundation, The Kerrier District Council and a lot of elbow grease from the members, the building was completely renovated and the equipment installed.
From Nare Point and thanks to a our installation of a new observation window in the north side of the building, we have 290 degrees of vision taking in, Gillan Harbour, the mouth of the Helford River, Maenporth Bay, Falmouth's southern beaches and harbour entrance, St Anthony's Head light and the whole of Falmouth bay south to the Manacles
We have gradually increased our number of volunteer watchkeepers and the number of watch days, so that on our 1st birthday we are able to open for four days per week. Our aim is to be open seven days per week as soon as possible and to do this we need more volunteers - If you are interested please get in touch by phoning Len our station manager or
e-mail via this site.
Just a thought - gazing out to sea is not an exclusively male occupation - 25% of our qualified watchkeepers are ladies and we would love to increase this percentage !