From 1st October 2020, NCI Calshot Tower is being staffed daily basis with the restricted hours of 0900 to 1800 BST with only two watchkeepers in the Operations Room (to comply with coronavirus regulations). From Sunday 25th October we will commence Winter shift times of 0800 to 1700gmt or dusk if earlier.
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.