All National Coastwatch Stations are required to be self funding and we therefore rely on the efforts of our members to raise the money to keep us afloat. We do this usually by collecting outside supermarkets, street collections and by strategically placed collecting pots that local shops and busineses are kind enough to place in their premises. It takes over £2,000 per annum to keep the station running and we look to all our members to help with fundraising.


Fundraising at Sainsbury's Faversham

Fundraising at Sainsburys Faversham





Receiving a cheque donation from The Ship Centurion P.H. Whitstable

Receiving cheque from Ship Centurion


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.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202

[email protected]

17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB