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.

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'.
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.

Local Hazards
Dangerous cliffs. Mud slides.
Operational capability
N/A
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07745 756872
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
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 Info

Station Address
Charmouth foreshore.
Station telephone number
07745 756872
Station email address
Station contact
Judy Clarke
Station contact role
Acting Station Manager
01308 897778
Summer opening
Open from: 
11.00
Open until: 
15;00
Days: 
Monday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, March 24, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Notes: 
The Station will also be open on Bank Holidays and at other times as determined by the management team.
Winter opening
Open from: 
11:00
Open until: 
15:00
Days: 
Monday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, October 28, 2018
Until: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019
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
What3Words: 
truly.undertook.poster
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.

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


[email protected]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
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