Prawle Point - QAVS


Welcome to NCI Prawle Point lookout station.

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

The Prawle Point Watchstation stands 200 feet above sea level at the most southerly point in Devon.

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. NCI Prawle Point has a Visitor Centre which is full of interesting and useful information.
Access

The lookout is close to the SW Coast path. Access is by a fairly steep part of the coast path from the NT car park.

Local Hazards
Overfalls and tide races off Start Point, Prawle Point and Bolt Head. Salcombe Bar.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available from our web site and by telephone during watch hours or call us on VHF ch65.
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted internally available when lookout is open
Station Telephone: 
01548 511259
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
No
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: 
Prawle Point NCI
Other Watch Information: 
Defibrillator at Station
Visual Horizon: 
16 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
21 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
Prawle Point NCI
Kingsbridge
Devon
TQ7 2BX
Station telephone number
01548 511259
Station email address
Station contact
Kim Tucker
Station contact role
Station Manager
01548 511503
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Friday, April 10, 2020
Until: 
Sunday, September 13, 2020
Notes: 
Summer watches begin with the first May Bank Holiday weekend (or Easter if it is late). The station closes at the earlier of 20:00 and sunset during August and early September. In poor weather we may close earlier.
Winter opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, September 16, 2019
Until: 
Friday, April 10, 2020
Notes: 
The station closes at the earlier of 17:00 or sunset from November to mid-February. In poor weather we may close earlier.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 12.17' N
Longitude: 
003° 43.03' W
OS Reference: 
SX 773 351
Station Elevation: 
200'/61 metres
What3Words: 
windmill.rooftop.urgent
Visual features of station
The lookout is a white painted building on the southern-most extremity of Prawle Point. It is an old Lloyds signal station and Coastguard lookout and has a flagstaff.

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood 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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