St Donat's Bay

This Station is currently under development and will be opening Spring / Summer 2021.

The idea of establishing a National Coastwatch Institution watch station at St Donat's Bay on the South Wales coast, overlooking the Bristol Channel was first discussed in October 2019 as part of the Sea Front development project at Atlantic College. Since then, discussions and site visits have taken place between the NCI and the college with approval for the project being agreed by both groups in Spring 2020. Atlantic College has kindly agreed to completely renovate the two existing towers along the sea wall with one to be used as a fully operational NCI lookout and the other to be used as a training facility.


Both parties insisted that, in common with NCI stations nationally, the lookout at St Donat's Bay will be managed by volunteers from the local community, with additional support from the staff at the college. Students from the college will have the opportunity to join NCI as Cadets and participate with watchkeeping activities.. As part of the NCI, St Donats Bay will report to the local Coast Guard Operations Centre at Milford Haven.


This project has been unavoidably delayed by the restrictions imposed by the Coronavirus pandemic and is still in the early stages of development. However, we have launched a recruiting campaign and are looking for people within the local community who would be interested in becoming watchkeepers and would like to join and support the team at NCI St Donat's Bay for this exciting development.

No previous experiance is required as training will be provided, to email  for more information       Click_here

Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Milford Haven
Not available at this time
Defibrillator Available: 
Station Telephone: 
01446 799061
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
DSC Watch: 
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch only


Station Info

Station Address
Station telephone number
01446 799061
Station email address
Station contact
Joanna Schup
Station contact role
Acting Station Manager
07747 410135
Summer opening
Winter opening
OS Reference: 
SS 935 678
Visual features of station


Currently 57 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
[email protected]


0845 460 1202
[email protected]

17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB