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Nells Point (Barry Island)

 Welcome to NCI Nells Point (Barry Island) lookout station 

 

From the watch tower we have views of the Somerset coast line from Weston Super Mare in the east, the islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm; and down to Foreland Point on the Devon coast in the west. On the Welsh side we have a good view of Sully Bay and Sully Island (and causeway) in the east and Friars Point down to Rhoose Point in the west

All commercial traffic bound for Barry,Cardiff,Newport and all ports around Bristol pass by Nells Point, with the pilots for commercial traffic using the upper Bristol Channel being based at nearby Barry Harbour.

   

Access : 

 

There is a large car park on Station Approach  road on Barry Island with a flat tarmac path to the Station There is also on street parking on Friars Road on the eastern side of the Station with a steeper aproach to the Station on a tarmac path.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. We have an exhibition centre which is open to the public on weekends.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Until: 
Monday, October 31, 2016
Notes: 
Summer watches commence on 1st March 2016
Winter Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Until: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017
Notes: 
Winter watches commence on 1st November 2016
Opening Hours

During June, July and August the station remains open until 2000hrs on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Location
Latitude: 
51° 23.27' N
Longitude: 
003° 15.93' W
OS Reference: 
ST 120 662
Station Post Code: 
CF62 5DG
Station Elevation: 
59' (18 m)
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Milford Haven
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01446 420746
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
Yes
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
23
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Nells Point NCI
Visual Horizon: 
9 Nautical Miles
Radar Horizon: 
9 Nautical Miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Terry Ewington
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
02920 592621
NCI Lookout
Nell's Point
Barry Island
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 5DG

 

 

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