Great Orme

This lookout station became operational in August 2019. It is housed in one of the NCI’s trailer mounted mobile stations.Moved to its present location 24th August 2020.

NCI Great Orme welcomes anyone interested in the work of the NCI and in joining our Station to become a qualified Watchkeeper.  If you would like to know more then please email our Station Secretary.

We are delighted to have been chosen as the Coop Community fund good cause and this will help us with station running costs, if your a member please choose us NCI Great Orme as your good cause and help us raise much needed funds.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout station, however owing to Covid-19 pandemic in everyones interests we are currently not allowing visits, Please bear in mnd that this is a small lookout, so we cannot allow visitors inside at this time. We display information regarding tide times outside the station for your safety. We have a doggy bowl outside near the path with fresh water for your canine friend and we are grateful for any donations that are placed in our collection bucket, the NCI is a registered national charity, run and staffed solely by volunteers, we are part of 56 stations in Wales and England with more planned for the future.

is via Dale Road Car Park West Shore Llandudno, please note the car park is run by the local authority and is Pay & Display all year round.

emergency service vehicle and NCI on duty stafff parking is provided

Local Hazards
Sand banks in the Conwy estuary are fully submerged 90 to 120 minutes after low tide, beware of strong currents, off shore winds and dangers from surf boarders and jet ski's.!! If you are swimming then keep near to shore.Please avoid paddle boarding or using small inflatables on ebbing tides which can be strong and run fast. weather information available ar (west shore) & ILLAND34 (central Llandudno) We stock a wide variety of helpful safety leaflets in dispensers outside the station, these are supplied courtesy of our RNLI partners through their Water Safety team..
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Holyhead
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone and on VHF Radio channel 65 during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Station Telephone: 
07384276604 watch hours only.07968025708(24 hours)
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
CCTV Watch: Llandudno
DSC Watch: 
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
NCI Great Orme
Other Watch Information: 
Regular Beach Patrol 90 to 120 minutes after low water
Visual Horizon: 
20 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
32 NM.



Station Info

Station Address
Dale Road Car Park West Shore LLandudno
LL30 2BG
Station telephone number
07384276604 watch hours only.07968025708(24 hours)
Station email address
Station contact
John Humberstone
Station contact role
Station Manager
07968025708 / 07450217721
Summer opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Monday, June 1, 2020
Saturday, October 24, 2020
In an emergency if the station is not manned any incident requiring emergency assistance along the shore line, cliffs, or estuaries or other coastal waters should be notified to the COASTGUARD call 999 and ask the operator for COASTGUARD they will arrange all help required, the station location is Dale Road Car Park West Shore Llandudno, the what3words coordinates are FLOODING:VITAMINS:NOUN.
Winter opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Sunday, October 25, 2020
Sunday, March 28, 2021
Winter hours may change depending on demand, so please refer back to this information from time to time. We currently operate 1000 -1600 daily during the autumn, winter and early spring.
OS Reference: 
SH 77331 81506
Station Elevation: 
19.7 (6m)
Visual features of station
A blue mobile unit with 2 white flag poles. NCI logo displayed on all sides NATIONAL COASTWATCH ( lettering) Please do not park in the reserved parking spaces,which are clwarly marked. we also display a large banner to seaward side with NCI CHANNEL 65 this is for marine radio calls requiring radio checks, current weather and local information and advice.
Other identifying features
NCI Logos and sign writing on all sides


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.

Contact Details

0300 111 1202
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0845 460 1202
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