Telephone for general enquiries 0300 111 1202
For press and media enquiries   0845 460 1202
Postal Address: 17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB

Needles

Welcome to the NCI Needles station.

Recipients of the Queens Award for Voluntary Service

The station overlooks the iconic Needles and its lighthouse. Set over 400 feet up in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a SSSI the site is managed by National Trust. As well as overseeing the safety of all mariners we also get over 250,000 walkers a year & help maintain their safety. We are also a First Aid station and a Safe Haven for walkers/runners/visitors

Access : 

As the site is in use for Coastguard communications, access is restricted to NCI Personnel only.

Visitor Policy: 
Visitors are not permitted as this is an active Coastguard communications facility.
Summer Opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
19:00
Days: 
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Friday, May 25, 2018
Until: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Notes: 
Except 09:00 - 17:00 Monday - Thursday Then 08:00 - 18:00 Friday, Saturday Sunday & Bank Holiday Mondays
Winter Opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Until: 
Friday, May 24, 2019
Notes: 
Except 29/10/18 to 4/2/19 09:00 to Dusk
Location
Latitude: 
50° 39.71" N
Longitude: 
001° 34.72" W
OS Reference: 
SZ 298 848
Station Post Code: 
PO39 0JH
Station Elevation: 
120/395
Visual features of station: 
The station is a two storey purpose-built ex-Coastguard lookout.
Local Hazards: 
Cliff edges, Rough Ground and High Winds. Shingles Bank & Overfalls, Narrow channel, Varvassi wreck Strong tides.
Operational Capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current local weather and sea conditions available by phone 01983 754231 & VHFCh65 We also Broadcast on Ch65 at 09.30 & 13.30
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01983 754231
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
73
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: 
Needles NCI
Other Watch Information: 
First Aid station & Safe Haven for walkers
Visual Horizon: 
21 Nautical Miles
Station Address
Primary Contact: 
Tony Stables
Primary Contact role: 
Station Manager
Primary Contact Telephone: 
01983 761881
The Needles Remote Radio Site
Upper Battery
West Highdown
Totland Bay
Isle of Wight
PO39 0JH

Station Website needlesnci.org.uk

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