Minehead

Watchkeeper volunteers are providing operational Watches from a temporary station on Minehead seafront. Watches are currently 1000hrs to 1300hrs, and 1300hrs to 1600hrs on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, with other ad-hoc days added according to Watchkeeper availability.

We are recruiting new members for volunteer Watchkeepers, Assistant Watchkeepers and supporters.

We are currently providing operational watches from our temporary station on Minehead seafront; working towards establishing a brand new permanent station near Warren Road car park / opposite the entrance to Butlins.

We are looking for local businesses to become Business Ambassadors, to share our life-saving literature and posters, and to host donation collection tins for our charitable cause.

We are actively recruiting volunteer Watchkeepers, fundraisers and supporters. Please email for further details.

If your are interested in becoming involved please contact us at [email protected]

Visitor Policy
We are able to accept visitors to our temporary station. We are seeking funding and donations to help us provide Eyes Along the Coast, to help keep our coast and inshore waters safe.
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to MRCC Milford Haven
N/A
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07543128472
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Minehead NCI
Visual Horizon: 
6.2NM. Clear view of Minehead Bay from Warren Point to Minehead Harbour covering 95% of Minehead Beach. Seaward visual is clear from 310deg from Minehead Harbour wall to North 070deg from the station.

Station Info

Station Address
National Coastwatch Minehead
Warren Road Esplanade
Minehead
Somerset
TA24 5FF
Station telephone number
07543128472
Station email address
Station contact
Station Manager
Station contact role
Station Manager
07788 500767
Station website
Summer opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Monday, May 1, 2023
Until: 
Saturday, September 30, 2023
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Thursday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, October 1, 2023
Until: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024
Notes: 
Watches are currently 100hrs to 1300hrs, and 1300hrs to 1600hrs on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sunday, with other ad-hoc days added according to Watchkeeper availability.
Location
Latitude: 
051°12 .25'N
Longitude: 
003°27.43'W
OS Reference: 
SS 979 463
Station Elevation: 
9ft/2.78m
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Visual features of station
Temporary Station Trailer. When on duty, the NCI flag is flying.

About

Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

National Coastwatch 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 National Coastwatch 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


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


[email protected]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB