Portscatho - QAVS

Welcome to NCI Portscatho Lookout Station

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

The lookout is situated at Portscatho's Pednvadan Point, and is arguably the organisation's smallest lookout (with three people inside, someone has to step outside if the chart needs turning over!).

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.
Access

The lookout is close to the SW Coast Path. Access is via the footpath which starts just above the slipway to Porthcurnick Beach, Rosevine, Portscatho. Care should be taken on the path which is uneven, and slippery in wet weather.

Local Hazards
Inner Stones (rocks awash) at 50°11.7' N, 4°5.3' W. The Whelps at 50°11'6" N, 4°54'3" W. Shallow water : The Bizzies at 50°09'6" N, 4°57'3"' W. Shallow water : Lath Rock at 50°12'5" N, 4°52'2" W.
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: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01872 580180
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
84
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: 
Portscatho NCI
Visual Horizon: 
8.7 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
Pednvadan Point
Portscatho
Cornwall
TR2 5EW
Station telephone number
01872 580180
Station email address
Station contact
Sue O'Donovan
Station contact role
Station Manager
01872 580180
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:30
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, April 1, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019
Notes: 
In July & August Watches extend to: 0930-18:30
Winter opening
Notes: 
NCI Portscatho is not open for regular watches between 4th November and 1st April.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 11.17' N
Longitude: 
004° 58.59' W
OS Reference: 
SW 882 360
Station Elevation: 
65.5'/20 metres
What3Words: 
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Visual features of station
The lookout is a stone built old Coastguard station on the extremity of Pednvadan Point 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


[email protected]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB