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.

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.
Access

The path to the watch station is very uneven and is not suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with restricted mobilioty. Access to the station is via 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.

Local Hazards
Vynek Rock and the Bridges Reef (running between Gribba Point and the Brisons)
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone or by Marine VHF on Ch 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01736 787890
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Yes. Camera looks South from Cape Cornwall and can see into Priest Cove which used to be a blind spot.
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
06
08
10
16
62
63
64
67
69
84
86
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: 
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)

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Station Info

Station Address
NCI Watch Station
Cape Cornwall
St Just-in-Penwith
Cornwall
TR19 7NN
Station telephone number
01736 787890
Station email address
Station contact
Richard Saynor
Station contact role
Station Manager
01736 786761
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
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 17:00 hours to avoid disappointment.
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 7.63' N
Longitude: 
005° 42.56' W
OS Reference: 
SW349 318
Station Elevation: 
128 feet (39 metres) above sea level
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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.

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Hornsea in the East Riding of Yorkshire. 

NCI watchkeepers provide the eyes and ears along the coast, monitoring radio channels and providing a listening watch in poor visibility. They are trained to deal with emergencies offering a variety of skills and experience, and full training by the NCI ensures that high standards are met.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


[email protected]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB