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St Alban's Head - Queens Award for Voluntary Service

Welcome to NCI St Alban's Head Lookout Station

NCI St Alban's Head is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

NCI St Alban's Head is on the Jurassic Coast Path situated at the top of the cliff, to the south of the village of Worth Matravers, overlooking the notorious St Alban's Race, while to the west is Weymouth Bay and Kimmeridge Ledges, and to the east is Dancing Ledge and Anvil Point.

Access : 

The lookout is on the SW Coast Path and is also accessible by a rough track from Worth Matravers.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing or when training is taking place, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. The station holds open days on most bank holidays.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Until: 
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Winter Opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, September 1, 2014
Until: 
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Notes: 
During the winter months the lookout closes at sunset if earlier than 17:00. The station is closed on Christmas Day.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 34.75' N
Longitude: 
2° 3.41' W
OS Reference: 
SY 961 755
Station Post Code: 
BH19 3LN
Station Elevation: 
346'/105 metres
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to MRCC Portland
Current and forecast weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Station Telephone: 
01929 439220
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Visual Horizon: 
17.4 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
17.4 nautical miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Dirk Aldous
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
07811 141503
NCI Lookout
St Alban's Head
Worth Matravers
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 3LN

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