Lee-on-the-Solent

Welcome to NCI Lee on the Solent lookout station.

We are happy to give talks to local organisations who may wish to know more about our work.  If you would like more details please contact the Station Manager.

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.
Access

Follow the signs to Lee-on-the-Solent and head for the sea front (B3333).  Head east along the front until you see the sign for the Beach Road Car Park.  Our station is situated to the west of the car park beside the skate park.

Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
02392 556758
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
12
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: 
Lee-on-the-Solent NCI

Station Info

Station Address
NCI Lookout
Beach Road Car Park
Marine Parade East
Lee-on-the-Solent
Hampshire
PO13 9LA
Station telephone number
02392 556758
Station email address
Station contact
Ron Hamilton
Station contact role
Station Manager
02392 602827
Summer opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
19:30
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Summer time operation begins with BST and ceases on return to GMT
Winter opening
Open from: 
09:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Every Day
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 48.07' N
Longitude: 
1° 12.20' W
OS Reference: 
SU 5631 0045
Station Elevation: 
Sea Level
What3Words: 
zeal.sleeps.hike
Visual features of station
The lookout is a low brick coloured building located in the Beach Road East car park. It 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


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