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For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

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.

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.

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
Summer Opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Friday, March 1, 2019
Thursday, October 31, 2019
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: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Friday, November 1, 2019
Friday, February 28, 2020
51° 23.25' N
003° 15.95' W
OS Reference: 
ST 120 662
Station Post Code: 
CF62 5DW
Station Elevation: 
59' (18 m)
Visual features of station: 
The Station is a white painted building, an old Coastguard Station which was completely refurbished by the Welsh Assembly Government.
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: 
Station Telephone: 
01446 420746
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
CCTV Watch: 
DSC Watch: 
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
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 Address
Primary Contact: 
Nick Rodgers
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01446 734350
NCI Lookout
Nell's Point
Barry Island
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 5DG



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