Hengistbury Head

Welcome to our NCI station at Hengistbury Head which is located on top of Warren Hill.  Established in the existing Coastguard Lookout, the Station has commanding views over Christchurch and Poole Bays along with Christchurch Harbour.

Access to the Station is a 20 minute partly uphill walk from the car park at The Hiker Café.

You can make donations to support Hengistbury Head NCI directly at Virgin Money Giving

Click here to see our current weather conditions.

Visitor Policy
Please make contact with the Station in advance if you wish to visit us.
Local Hazards
Christchurch Ledge Christchurch Harbour entrance and sand spit Clarendon Rocks Unstable Cliff
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 or on-line at http://www.hhnci.org/uk/weather2
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted internally available when lookout is open
Station Telephone: 
01202 425630
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
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: 
Hengistbury Head NCI
Visual Horizon: 
12 Nm

Station Info

Station Address
Coastguard Lookout
Warren Hill
Hengistbury Head
BOURNEMOUTH
Dorset
BH6 4EW
Station telephone number
01202 425630
Station email address
Station contact
Peter Holway
Station contact role
Station Manager
01202 425630
Station website
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
19:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, July 20, 2020
Until: 
Saturday, October 24, 2020
Notes: 
Station closes at sunset if earlier than time shown above
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Notes: 
Station closes at sunset if earlier than time shown above. Not Open on Christmas Day
Location
Latitude: 
50° 42.909'N
Longitude: 
1°45.527'W
OS Reference: 
SZ 1712 9064
Station Elevation: 
118 feet 36 metres
what3words: 
wizard.oasis.bless
Visual features of station
Single storey flat roof brick built

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


[email protected]


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