In response to the Coronavirus precautions, we are staffing NCI Stone Point from 1000hrs to 1600hrs on Fridays to Mondays inclusive, and during August attempting to open the station on Tuesdays to Thursdays when possible. However, it is not always possible to adhere to these hours. The station is being manned by a either by a maximum of two watchkeepers, or by a lone watchkeeper with a second "buddy Watchkeeper" in radio contact. We hope to extend the coverage as circumstances allow. Due to the crisis visitors are not allowed in the Station.
Situated in Lepe Country Park, this NCI station is a new satellite station of NCI Calshot Tower. During summer 2019 the Station was staffed at weekends and Bank Holidays on a trial basis. The Station was judged to be a valuable resource and it will continue to be operated. For the future it is planned to provide more suitable premises and, eventually, to increase the hours of operation. 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.