Local Information, links and cameras


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

HM Coastguard Safety Information

Cameras come to Swanage!

The National Coastwatch has now had a camera (presently being repaired) fitted which covers from the pier round to Durlston Castle, there is also a camera fitted on the pier with total coverage of the bay . With these and the camera at the lifeboat station we have coverage  of all the sea both sides and to the front of the watch and lifeboat station. To obtain live footage please visit) camera under repair) Swanage NCI camera


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


Anvil Point & lighthouse                        




 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.


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





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