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St Alban's Head - QAVS

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.


To contact the Lookout itself, during opening hours, (see below), please call 01929 439220.  Outside our normal hours, you may leave a voicemail, which will be actioned the next working day.   Please note that the Lookout is not equipped with e-mail facilities. 

General enquiries to the Station, for example: potential membership matters, participation in future events, or for information on donations, are preferably handled by e-mail. Please contact  - this e-mail address is checked frequently, but is not monitored 24/7.  Mail is reviewed and then actioned as necessary.

In case of maritime emergencies, out of hours: please call 999 and ask for HM Coastguard. 

Please note that the "Primary Contact" details shown below are our Station Manager's personal data, and do not connect with the Lookout. 




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: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Sunday, June 1, 2014
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Winter Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Monday, September 1, 2014
Sunday, May 31, 2015
During the winter months the lookout closes at sunset if earlier than 17:00. The station is closed on Christmas Day.
50° 34.75' N
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 Solent
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01929 439220
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
DSC Watch: 
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
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: 
Philip Atlay
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01202 881554
NCI Lookout
St Alban's Head
Worth Matravers
BH19 3LN

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