Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB


Welcome to Shoreham NCI lookout Station

Access : 

Unfortunately, due to the nature of our facility and the surrounding shingle beach, we are unable to provide access for the disabled. If anyone who is unable to access the station wishes to find out more about what we do, please contact the station manager.

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
The station closes at 20:00 hrs or dusk, whichever is sooner. Summer watches begin at the start of BST.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Monday, October 16, 2017
The station closes at 17:00 hrs or dusk, whichever is sooner. Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
50° 49.39' N
000° 14.56' W
OS Reference: 
TQ 234 046
Station Post Code: 
No Post Code allocated
Station Elevation: 
28'/8.5 metres
Visual features of station: 
The lookout is a white building situated on the West Side of the entrance to Shoreham Port and has a flagstaff.
Other identifying features: 
360° upper floor exterior gantry.
Local Hazards: 
Steep shingle beach at surf line creating rip tides. Harbour entrance with leisure and commercial traffic and strict 'no swim' zones. Marine speed limits apply.
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions (including tide height) are available by telephone or marine channel 65 (call sign 'shoreham NCI') during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01273 463292
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS 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: 
Shoreham NCI
Other Watch Information: 
The Lookout has a computer from which we are able to observe the Inshore waters forecast.
Visual Horizon: 
5.5 nm
Radar Horizon: 
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Laurie Hays
Primary Contact role: 
Acting Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01903 446045
NCI Station
Old Searchlight Building
Old Fort Road,
West Sussex
BN43 5HY

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