Porthdinllaen

Welcome to NCI Porthdinllaen lookout station
(pronounced  PORTH  DINCLINE)

You are very welcome to join us in the watchtower to enjoy the beautiful vista of the Llyn coastline, our resident seal colony, passing dolphins and porpoises and the huge variety of birdlife. We will be very happy to tell you about the role NCI plays in safeguarding people along our coasts.

Visitor Policy
Due to space constraints, we can only accommodate 4 visitors at one time. Children must always be accompanied by an adult (1 adult to each 2 children). Visitors may be asked to leave due to operational requirements should an incident occur.
Local Hazards
Strong tidal surge 0.5nm offshore into bay WNW of station. Series of rocks covered at high tide running along coast.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Holyhead
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07814 823430
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
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: 
Porthdinllaen NCI
Visual Horizon: 
10.8 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
Porthdinllaen Head
Porthdinllaen
Morfa Nefyn
Gwynedd
LL53 6DB
Station telephone number
07814 823430
Station email address
Station contact
Tony Heald
Station contact role
Station Manager
01758 730397
Summer opening
Open from: 
11.00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST. Hours will be extended to 0900-1700 whenever possible.
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
15:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST. Hours will be extended to 0930-1600 whenever possible.The station is closed on Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day.
Location
Latitude: 
52° 56.85' N
Longitude: 
4° 34.03' W
OS Reference: 
SH 276 420
Station Elevation: 
98 feet / 30 metres
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Visual features of station
The lookout is an old Coastguard lookout, white painted on the upper storey and has a flagstaff.

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]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB