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

Charmouth

Welcome to NCI Charmouth

NCI Charmouth is a satellite station of NCI Lyme Bay and all Charmouth watchkeepers also work at the parent site at Hive Beach. We work as a closely-knit team covering the whole of Lyme Bay.

Access : 

From Charmouth village centre follow Lower Sea Lane to the Beach.  Turn right at sea front just past the Charmouth Heritage Centre and walk up the slope past the WCs and the lookout is dead ahead.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitor Policy: Visitors are normally most welcome at this historically interesting Lookout although, when an incident is ongoing or when training is taking place, this may not always be convenient, and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. Also, the Lookout is very compact so visitors are more likely to be standing in the doorway than invited 'in'.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
11.00
Open until: 
15;00
Days: 
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Until: 
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Notes: 
The Station will also be open on Bank Holidays.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
11:00
Open until: 
15:00
Days: 
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Until: 
Saturday, March 24, 2018
Notes: 
The Station will also be open on Bank Holidays but closed on Christmas Day.
Location
Latitude: 
50º44’00”
Longitude: 
2º54’09” W
OS Reference: 
SY36403 93052
Station Elevation: 
42 ft/13m
Visual features of station: 
Above West Beach. Cream coloured, single storey octagonal building with pointed, slate roof. Brown access door with “blue” sign giving history.
Other identifying features: 
A row of beachhuts below and a small group of beachhuts behind the building.
Local Hazards: 
Dangerous cliffs. Mud slides.
Operational Capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01308 897778
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
23
73
84
86
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: 
Charmouth NCI
Other Watch Information: 
This satellite station is linked to Lyme Bay NCI which has longer opening hours.
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Judi Gifford
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01308 538879
Charmouth foreshore.

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Please see the NCI Lyme Bay site which, as we are a satellite part of the team, includes our news.

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