Anvil Point lighthouse is within the grounds of Durlston Country Park on the Jurassic coast on the southernmost tip of the Isle of Purbeck and is open to visitorson several days a week every month except March. For further details visit the Trinity House website
The light with a range of 9Nm has guided shipping and small craft for over 120 years on passage between Poole, the Solent, the Needles and Portland and Weymouth and is the first waypoint visible when sailing from Cherbourg to Poole.
Since 1991 the light has been automatically controlled, but the tower is manned on opening days to receive visitors.
Inshore Forecast ~ essential information for all local boat users
Gale Warnings and UK Shipping Forecast ~ for general weather information
Surface Pressure Chart ~ for the serious weather enthusiasts
Tidal Predictions ~ essential information for boating any where near Peveril Ledge
Weather at the station now ~ (weather link under repair please call 01929422596/ Radio chanel 65 for a local report) a free LIVE weather display ~ do not put to sea without viewing this
Wind forecast ~ ideal for windsurfers & dinghy sailors
Live rain radar ~ will it rain in Swanage in the next 3 hours? - take a look
The mission of the National Coastwatch Institute is to be the ears and eyes of the coast, cliffs and footpaths for the safety of all users. The NCI is a registered charity and depends entirely on public donations for equipment and the ability to maintain a safety watch.
Call us on 01929 422596 for information on local conditions