How To Find Us


How to find us:


Follow the road signs towards Portland Bill until you pass the PortlandBird Observatory (Old Lower Lighthouse). In 100m fork right (Upper Light Road) and immediately turn right uphill. Within 150m park in the NCI and Bunkhouse car park on the left. Proceed on foot for 100m along the road forking left to the NCI Portland Bill Look-out Station.



Currently almost 60 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 Filey in North 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 Details

0300 111 1202
[email protected]


0845 460 1202
[email protected]

17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB