Local Information Links


Inshore Forecast

Gale Warnings and UK Shipping Forecast

Surface Pressure Chart

Tidal Predictions

HM Coastguard Safety Information


On this web site:

About Calshot NCI - History and location of Calshot Tower Coastwatch Station

Local Information: Calshot Spit - Information for visitors to Calshot Spit by land

Pilotage and Harbour Guides - Useful information for those visiting the area by water

Local VHF Channel Usage - VHF Channels to use when contacting HMCG, NCI and local Harbour Authorities and Marinas

Marina Facilities and Contact Numbers - availability of fuel, phone numbers, and VHF info for local Marinas

Tidal Information Sources - more detailed information on Tides and departures from the predicted tide height

Weather Forecasts and Observations - sources of weather forecasts and present weather data for the Solent area

Blog, Facebook, and Youtube - links to NCI Calshot Tower on Social Media

Supporting NCI Calshot - Thanks to our supporters for their generous donations

I would like to become a Watchkeeper - How you can join us!


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 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 Details

0300 111 1202
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0845 460 1202
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Cornwall, PL14 4AB