Welcome to NCI Lyme Bay
From 27 March 2022 we are operating Hive Beach Lookout daily on Summer hours 1000-1800.
Charmouth Lookout (callsign CharmouthNCI) is operational Monday-Friday 1100-1500 then Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays 1000-1700.
NCI Lyme Bay is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service. If you are afloat within the bay or walking on the coastline, we are here to do radio checks, give weather and tide information and keep an eye out for you. If you are near either of our lookouts (Hive Beach and Charmouth) do call in. If we have an ongoing incident, we shall tell you but we like to see you and to know if you are just practising eskimo rolls/cliff launches/net retrievals/skier-recovery, we are very happy to be told that and keep an eye out.
Please note we gladly do radio checks and provide information on local conditions using CH65 - not Ch16, not Ch67.
The road down to Hive Beach is narrow but straight and has pinchpoints giving priority to exiting traffic. Pedestrians and, occasionally, livestock may be on the road.
There are two NT carparks at Hive Beach and the closest one to us is the western, grassed, one but that is usally closed in Winter to allow the ground to recover. There is a track down from this carpark to the Lookout. The rerouted cliffpath goes through this carpark.
A few yards further away is the eastern, gravel-based, carpark. From here, you can walk below the café and up to the Lookout.