Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
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Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

Penzance - QAVS

Welcome to NCI Penzance Lookout Station

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

NCI Penzance was established in the derelict Gunnery Observation Tower at Chyandour in 2002.  The tower is not in a romantic position, being just above the railway station, but has excellent visibility over most of Mounts Bay, particularly Penzance Harbour and the popular windsurfing and kitesurfing beaches towards Marazion.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST. Summer watches are extended from 17:00 to 20:00 Friday to Sunday where Watchkeeper availability allows.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
50° 7.35' N
5° 31.86' W
OS Reference: 
SW 478 309
Station Post Code: 
TR18 3LH
Station Elevation: 
65'/19.80 metres
Visual features of station: 
The station is a white painted old War Department Range Finder Tower inland of the main road and has a flagstaff. Access to the Tower is gained from Chyandour Cliff via a steep inclined road located between the row of terraced cottages. There is a left turn signposted on the wall HM CoastGuard and the Tower can be seen. Car parking is available,and vehicles should be parked outside the Cornwall Army Cadet Detachment Building. DO NOT BLOCK ACCESS TO THE COAST GUARD RESCUE STATION AT ANY TIME !
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone and VHF Channel 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Station Telephone: 
01736 367063
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
CCTV 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: 
Penzance NCI
Other Watch Information: 
For Radio Checks, inshore forecast and present weather,sea conditions and local information call direct on vhf ch.65
Visual Horizon: 
8.5 nautical miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Dave Stevens
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01736 362114
Chyandour Barracks
Chyandour Cliff
TR18 3LH

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