Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

Boscastle - QAVS

Welcome to the NCI Boscastle Lookout station.

NCI Boscastle is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

The lookout, once a Summerhouse then a coastguard tower, is painted white; the flagstaff usually flies Cornish and NCI flags. The Union flag flies on appropriate occasions.

Access : 

Access is through a gate off the South West Coast Path running from Boscastle to Tintagel

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.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Until: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Winter Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Friday, December 1, 2017
Until: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Opening Hours

During the Summer months from May until September evening shifts until 1900 or 2000 are mounted whenever manpower permits.

Location
Latitude: 
50 41.35' N
Longitude: 
04 42.30' W
OS Reference: 
SX 091 913
Station Elevation: 
320ft / 97 metres
Visual features of station: 
A white tower on the headland west of Boscastle harbour.
Local Hazards: 
Ponies graze on the headland all year, and cattle graze on the cliffs in the winter months. The ponies are friendly but make sure they know you are there, and do not approach from behind them. The cattle are normally docile, but if there are calves or if you have a dog give keep well clear of them.
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone and VHF Channel 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01840 250965
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
To cover blind spot outside the harbour area.
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
10
12
16
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: 
Boscastle NCI
Visual Horizon: 
21 NM
Radar Horizon: 
22 NM
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Chris Evans
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01566 781449
Old Coastguard Lookout
Boscastle
Cornwall

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