Froward Point

Welcome to NCI Froward Point lookout station

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally welcome in the lookout and Visitor Centre.
Access

The lookout is on the SW Coast Path. Access is by a fairly steep path from Brownstone car park and also west from NT Coleton Fishacre on the Coast Path (about 45 mins walk, fairly steep in places).

Local Hazards
High cliffs and uneven coastal path. Mewstone and Blackstone Rocks offshore.
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 or on Ch 65.
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted internally available when lookout is open
Station Telephone: 
07976 505649
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Yes- view over Start Bay.
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
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: 
Froward Point NCI
Visual Horizon: 
16 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
60+ nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
Inner Froward Point
Kingswear
Dartmouth
Devon
Station telephone number
07976 505649
Station email address
Station contact
Glyn Watkin
Station contact role
Station Manager
01803 859871
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer Watch hours are from 1st April until the 31st October. The watch is kept open to 2000 hours during June, July and August.
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watch hours are from 1st November until 31st March.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 20.20' N
Longitude: 
003° 32.58' W
OS Reference: 
SX 9030 4966
Station Elevation: 
209'/63.7 metres
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Visual features of station
The station is a former WW2 gun battery and has a 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


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