About Us


Where Are We?

On the Jurassic Coast Path situated at the top of the cliff, to the south of the village of Worth Matravers, overlooking St Alban's Race, while to the west are Weymouth Bay and Kimmeridge Ledges, and to the east are Dancing Ledge and Anvil Point.

OS Map of the St Alban's Head Area

The Lookout

The station was built in the 1970's but had to wait until 2006 for a well overdue refurbishment, the station having successfully made a bid to Awards For All for a grant.

Inside the Station Looking East

What do we do?

Our prime purpose is to help ensure the safety of sailors, fishermen and others in small craft in the vicinity and to assist anyone using the coastal paths and cliffs who may need help. Any life threatening or dangerous situation, both at sea or on the coastal paths and cliffs, is notified to the Coastguard. In return they may task us to monitor any vessel or assist with an incident. We also supply information to the Coastguard or public on request. To assist us in our duties we have high powered optics, VHF radio, Radar and AIS.

Inside the Station Looking West

How can you help us?

You could join our friendly and professional team and become a qualified watchkeeper. No previous experience is required as full training is given. Males and females are both welcome.

You may prefer to help maintain the work done by the volunteers, if this is so, any financial donation, no matter how small, or other form of support would be welcome.


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.


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202

[email protected]

17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB