Charlestown - QAVS

Welcome to NCI Charlestown Lookout station.

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

 

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally welcome to visit the facility subject to operational factors. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult. WITH EFFECT FROM MAY 1ST VISITORS WILL BE PERMITTED INTO THE GROUNDS AROUND THE LOOKOUT AND TO THE VIEWPOINT BUT NOT INTO THE LOOKOUT BUILDING ITSELF. PLEASE NOTE AND COMPLY WITH NOTICES. WE HOPE WE CAN ADMIT VISITORS AS NORMAL SOON.
Access

The station is on Landrion Point, which is accessed by taking the South West Coast Path from Sea Road, Carlyon Bay, opposite The Porth Avallen Hotel

 

 

Local Hazards
Mainly stranding by rising tide particularly on Polmear Island to the West of Charlestown.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
For current weather and sea conditions ring or call the station on Channel 65.
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01726 817068
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
Undercliff watch
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
10
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: 
Charlestown NCI
Visual Horizon: 
20 nm
Radar Horizon: 
24 nm - Currently Out of Service

Station Info

Station Address
Landrion Point
Sea Road
Carlyon Bay
St. Austell
Cornwall
PL25 3SG
Station telephone number
01726 817068
Station email address
Station contact
Nick Jeffries
Station contact role
Station Manager
01208 873585
Summer opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
20:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer hours commence at the start of BST
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter hours commence at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50°19.93'N
Longitude: 
004°44.79'W
OS Reference: 
SX 046 516
Station Elevation: 
197'/60 metres
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Visual features of station
The lookout is a white tower previously a coastguard lookout. It is a two story building with a flagstaff. An NCI Flag and a Union Flag are flown when the station is open.

About

Currently 57 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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.

Contact Details

GENERAL ENQUIRIES
0300 111 1202
[email protected]

 

MEDIA ENQUIRIES
0845 460 1202
[email protected]


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