Point Lynas

Welcome to the Point Lynas station.
We are situated at the extremity of the Llaneilian promontory, tucked inbetween the Lighthouse and its discontinued Fog Station. It's a great spot, if somewhat exposed.
To the east we can see the Great Orme, to the west we have Amlwch port, East Mouse & Middle Mouse. On a good day we can see the mountains of the Isle of Man.
Dolphins and porpoises frequently play in the tides off the Point and we have a resident seal in Freshwater Bay.
Our nearest RNLI station is Moelfre, with its Tamar ALB.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are welcome when we are on watch.
Access

Access to the station is via a footpath round Point Lynas Lighthouse from the access road. Parts of the path run close to the cliff edge, can be slippery, and require care. 

The site is not accessible by wheelchair.

Local Hazards
Tidal races exist all around the Point with tidal rates of up to 5 knots and extensive overfalls. Waves of over 10m may be expected in Northerly storm conditions. Rocky outcrops with steep, open, cliffs. On land, surfaces can be slippery in rain and the whole area very exposed. The shape of the land masses leads to severe gusts in strong winds.
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Holyhead
Weather and sea conditions are available by radio during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
No Station Landline
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
09
12
14
16
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
M1 (ch 37)
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Point Lynas NCI
Visual Horizon: 
10 -12 nm

Station Info

Station Address
Point Lynas NCI
Point Lynas Light
Llaneilian
Amlwch
Anglesey
Station telephone number
No Station Landline
Station email address
Station contact
Gerard Trelford
Station contact role
Station Manager
07752 587955
Summer opening
Open from: 
11.00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Monday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Until: 
Monday, September 30, 2019
Notes: 
Watches are subject to cancellation in sustained winds of gale force or greater.
Winter opening
Open from: 
11:00
Open until: 
15:00
Days: 
Monday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, December 1, 2019
Until: 
Monday, March 30, 2020
Notes: 
Watches are subject to cancellation in sustained winds of gale force or greater. The short Watches from December are because access the Station in the dark is dangerous.
Location
Latitude: 
53°25'.00N
Longitude: 
004°17'.340W
OS Reference: 
SH47979 93613
Station Elevation: 
100ft 30m (approx)
What3Words: 
detection.scuba.universes
Visual features of station
The station is a moveable Exhibition trailer on Point Lynas, situated between the Lighthouse and the disused Fog station..

About

Currently 56 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.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


[email protected]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB