Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 1 Barras Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 6AD

Polruan - QAVS

Welcome to the NCI Polruan station.

NCI Polruan is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Situated over 240 feet up on St. Saviour’s Hill, Polruan NCI Station overlooks a sea area from Lizard Point in the West to the Eddystone Light in the East, as well as having a commanding view over Fowey harbour. This is an area of outstanding Natural Beauty and the spectacular views are enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

Access : 

The station stands next to the ruins of St Saviours above the St Saviour's Hill Car Park in Polruan. Access is via the footpath adjacent to the public toilets at the entrance to the car park. The footpath is not too steep and there is a hand rail. At the top the surface is grass and this can be slippery when wet.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer opening times commence with the start of British Summer Time (BST). The station closes at dusk if it is earlier than the stated closing time.
Winter Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter opening times commence from the end of BST. The station closes at dusk if it is earlier than the stated closing time. Closed Christmas Day
Location
Latitude: 
50 19.58' N
Longitude: 
004 38.05' W
OS Reference: 
SX 125 508
Station Post Code: 
PL23 1PR
Station Elevation: 
246' (75m) above sea level
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to MRCC Falmouth
Current and forecast weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Station Telephone: 
01726 870291
Fax: 
N/A
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
A webcam mounted in the lookout window gives a view to the SW
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
06
09
10
12
16
67
73
74
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Visual Horizon: 
Approximately 17 Nautical Miles
Radar Horizon: 
Approximately 30 Nautical Miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Ray Rigg
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01726 870806
The Old Coastguard Lookout
St Saviours Hill
Polruan
Fowey
Cornwall
PL23 1PR

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