Our LymeBay team

At Charmouth, we operate as a 'satellite station' of the original station at Hive Beach, extending our coverage of the Lyme Regis end of the bay. We are one Lyme Bay team and all the Charmouth watchkeepers work in both locations. During watches the two lookouts are in regular contact with each other and ready to help each other if a situation requires it.

Photo courtesy of SWK Colin Horlock


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

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17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB