Nells Point (Barry Island)

 Welcome to NCI Nells Point (Barry Island) lookout station 

 From the watch tower we have views of the Somerset coast line from Weston Super Mare in the east, the islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm; and down to Foreland Point on the Devon coast in the west. On the Welsh side we have a good view of Sully Bay and Sully Island (and causeway) in the east and Friars Point down to Rhoose Point in the west

All commercial traffic bound for Barry, Cardiff, Newport and all ports around Bristol pass by Nells Point, with the pilots for commercial traffic using the upper Bristol Channel being based at nearby Barry Harbour.

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. We have an exhibition centre which is open to the public on weekends
Access

There is a large, pay and display car park on Station Approach  Road on Barry Island with a flat tarmac path to the Station There is also on street parking on Friars Road on the eastern side of the Station with a steeper aproach to the Station on a tarmac path.

Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Milford Haven
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone or on Channel 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
01446 420746
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
Yes
AIS Watch: 
Yes
CCTV Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
63
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: 
Nells Point NCI
Visual Horizon: 
9 Nautical Miles
Radar Horizon: 
9 Nautical Miles

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout
Nell's Point
Barry Island
Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 5DG
Station telephone number
01446 420746
Station email address
Station contact
Nick Rodgers
Station contact role
Station Manager
01446 734350
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Friday, March 1, 2019
Until: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Notes: 
In addition, the Station will remain open until 20-00 hours on: All Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays between 5/4/19 and 8/9/19; every day during school holidays ie 5/4/19 to 30/4/19, 1/5/19 to 12/5/19, 17/5/19 to 3/6/19 and 12/7/19 to 8/9/19. It will also remain open until 20-00 on Sully Island high risk dates.
Winter opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Friday, November 1, 2019
Until: 
Friday, February 28, 2020
Location
Latitude: 
51° 23.25' N
Longitude: 
003° 15.95' W
OS Reference: 
ST 120 662
Station Elevation: 
59' (18 m)
What3Words: 
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Visual features of station
The Station is a white painted building, an old Coastguard Station which was completely refurbished by the Welsh Assembly Government.

About

Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2500 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Rossall  Point 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]


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