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

Cape Cornwall - QAVS

 Welcome to the Cape Cornwall Lookout Station - The most Westerly NCI station on the UK mainland

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

Access : 

From Penzance: Take the A30 towards Lands End and turn right at the roundabout signposted St Just A3071. Upon entering St Just, go through Market Square to Bank Square and then turn left down Cape Cornwall Road. Keep on this road all the way down to the coast and ending at the National Trust Car Park on the left. Walk on down past the big gates with the sign ‘Please keep closed’ and continue on past the two cottages and on towards the Cape itself. The path here is slightly rocky and uneven and is not suitable for wheelchairs. Going around to the front of the Cape you will see a series of steps up to the watch. We have a bench installed just outside the watch so you will be able to catch your breath before coming in to see us – you will be made most welcome.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are always most welcome at the lookout. However, if there is an incident in progress, you may be requested to visit at another time. The visitor centre is always open during operational hours. There is a steep climb up to the lookout at the top of Cape Cornwall.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST. The station is often open until 20.00hours but evening hours cannot be guaranteed. Please contact the station if you intend to visit after 17:00hours to avoid disappointment.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
50° 7.63' N
5° 42.56' W
OS Reference: 
SW349 318
Station Post Code: 
Station Elevation: 
128 feet (39 metres) above sea level
Visual features of station: 
The Lookout station at Cape Cornwall was formerly a HM Coastguard lookout station. It is a white painted building halfway up Cape Cornwall on the seaward side and has a 33 foot tall flagstaff.
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
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: 
01736 787890
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
Station Call Sign: 
Cape Cornwall NCI
Other Watch Information: 
The station is equipped with a warning siren, Aldis signalling lamp and hazard flags.
Visual Horizon: 
15.2 miles (13.2 nautical miles)
Radar Horizon: 
15.5 miles (13.5 nautical miles)
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Jonathan Rothwell
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01736 602644
NCI Watch Station
Cape Cornwall
St Just-in-Penwith

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