Due to the Coronavirus regulations NCI Calshot Tower is presently being staffed during the restricted hours of 1000 to 1600 BST with either a maximum of two watchkeepers, or otherwise a single watchkeeper in the Operations Room and a backup "Buddy" elsewhere on site. We hope to extend this coverage as circumstances allow.
Welcome to NCI Calshot Tower Lookout Station. The station is situated on Calshot Spit where Southampton Water meets the Solent, one of the busiest coastal sea locations in the UK. In 2019 the Station was awarded the Queens Award for Voluntary Service (QAVS).
Since summer 2019, NCI Calshot Tower is also manning a satellite station at Stone Point (in Lepe Country Park) at weekends, bank holidays, and during Cowes Week.
Below is a brief outline summary of our Operational Capability. The station is open every day of the year except Christmas day.