Assistance to Mariners

Looking out for you
If you go to sea within the area covered by our watchstation (see About Us) you have the reassurance that, if we can identify her, your vessel will be logged.  Help boost your safety by having your boat name clearly readable – and, for a sailing vessel, have a sail number showing.

Weather information
You are welcome to talk to a watchkeeper by phone on 01548 511259 at any time whilst the station is manned. He or she can give you the current weather at Prawle Point - and, if you missed them, they will have the current Inshore Waters Forecast, gale and strong wind warnings available.  You cannot contact the lookout by email.

Other useful information for you

 Met Office shipping forecast Portland. Salcombe Harbour.
 Met Office shipping forecast Plymouth.         Dart Harbour.
 Met Office inshore waters forecast.    River Yealm Harbour.
 Met Office surface pressure chart. 
 Met Office Salcombe forecast.Sailing/boating
 Channel Light Vessel live reports. Salcombe Yacht Club.
Tidal prediction  
  UK Hydrographic Office    
      Salcombe Tides for next 7 days. 


Currently 56 NCI stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteers keeping watch around the British Isles from Fleetwood 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.








The words National Coastwatch Institution and Eyes Along the Coast and the NCI logos are Registered Trademarks of NCI.


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202

[email protected]

17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB