Stone Point (Lepe Park)

Situated in Lepe Country Park, this station is a new satellite station of NCI Calshot Tower.  During summer 2019 the Station is being staffed at weekends and Bank Holidays. The beach adjoining the lower car park is directly in front of the Station, while Lepe Spit can be viewed from the nearby cliff edge.

Visitor Policy
Visitors are welcome to come to the Station and ask about our work although, when an incident is ongoing or when training is taking place, this may not always be convenient, and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later.
Operational capability
This station awaits assessment for Declared Facility Status
This station reports to NMOC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07763 645433
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
No
DSC Watch: 
No
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
16
67
Radio: Channels in use (call direct not via ch 16): 
65
Radio: Channel 00: 
Listening watch and ready to transmit as authorised by Coastguard
Station Call Sign: 
Stone Point NCI
Visual Horizon: 
5nm towards the east and 10nm to the west Solent; on the mainland: Stansore Point to Beaulieu River entrance, Also Hurst Castle; on the Isle of Wight: Old Castle Point to Hamstead Cliff including the Gurnard Ledge and Newtown River entrance.

Station Info

Station Address
c/o Calshot Tower
Calshot Spit
Calshot
SO45 1BR
Station telephone number
07763 645433
Station email address
Station contact
Sue Rudge ( [email protected] )
Station contact role
Secretary
Summer opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Notes: 
Dates subject to confirmation
Winter opening
Notes: 
The station does not operate during the winter months.
Location
Latitude: 
50° 47.06' N
Longitude: 
001° 21.23' W
OS Reference: 
SZ 4564 9851
Station Elevation: 
16 feet; 5m
What3Words: 
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Visual features of station
The Station is an NCI Mobile Unit situated at the cliff edge in the Lepe Country Park upper car park above and to the east of the "Lookout" restaurant and Park Office.

About

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.

Contact


General enquiries
0300 111 1202

Media enquiries
0845 460 1202


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