National Coastwatch Institution

Eyes Along The Coast

National Coastwatch is a charity staffed and managed by volunteers whose mission is to help save lives at sea and around the UK coastline. If you, a family member or friend uses the coastal waters or the shoreline – maybe canoeing, fishing, boating or even walking on our beautiful but sometimes treacherous coastline – we are watching and keeping you safe.

National Coastwatch is a critical part of UK Search and Rescue. We work alongside His Majesty’s Coastguard, the RNLI and the ‘blue-light’ emergency services to assist in the protection and saving of life at sea and along the coastline of England and Wales.

This year the National Coastwatch Institution celebrates its 30th Anniversary. We have created a limited edition collection of clothing, gifts and housewares to commemorate this milestone achievement. To visit our shop, please click here.

Our Sponsors

Baltic Exchange
Llyod's Register
Trinity House
the seafarers' charity
The Yacht® Market