Stone Point (Lepe Park)

Situated in Lepe Country Park, this NCI Stone Point is a satellite station of NCI Calshot Tower.  Since  July 2022 NCI Stone Point has operated from our new station unit situated a short distance to the east of our original location. The beach adjoining the eastern end of the lower car park is directly in front of the station, and our view extends from Lepe Spit and the central Solent, round to the western Solent and the entrance to the Beaulieu River. 

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Below is a brief outline summary of our Operational Capability. The station is open every day of the year except Christmas day. Please scan the QR code or CLICK HERE if you wish to make a donation to the NCI Calshot Tower and NCI Stone Point stations - for which our thanks!

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. Visitors are not allowed inside the station.
Local Hazards
Very strong currents over Lepe (Horseshoe) Spit and at Stansore Point even inshore at the beach edge. Danger of vessels going aground at Lepe Spit and the Beaulieu River entrance. Tide rips around Lepe Spit CM and at Gurnard Ledges
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to JRCC Fareham
Current weather and sea conditions are available by phone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Station Telephone: 
023 8111 2406
Visual Watch: 
Radar Watch: 
AIS Watch: 
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: 
Stone Point NCI
Visual Horizon: 
At sea level: 6nm towards the east and to the west Solent; south to the Isle of Wight. Visible on the mainland: Portsmouth to Beaulieu River entrance, and western Solent to Hurst Castle. On the Isle of Wight: Old Castle Point to Sconce Point including Gurnard Ledge and the Newtown River entrance.
Radar Horizon: 
6 to 10nm depending on height of target

Station Info

Station Address
(for mail only:)
NCI Stone Point c\o: HCC Office
Lepe Country Park
SO45 1AD
Station telephone number
023 8111 2406
Station email address
Station contact
Jerry Weber
Station contact role
Station website
Summer opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Summer opening hours apply during BST. We aim to staff the station from 09.00 to 18.00 BST provided staff numbers permit. If the Country Park is closed due to bad weather, the station may also be closed.
Winter opening
Open from: 
Open until: 
Every Day
Winter opening applies outside the BST period. We aim to staff the station from 10.00 to 16.00 GMT provided staff numbers permit. If the Country Park is closed due to bad weather, the station may also be closed.
OS Reference: 
SZ 4568 9850
Station Elevation: 
20 feet; 6m
Visual features of station
The Station is a wood clad transportable unit situated at the cliff edge in the Lepe Country Park upper car park, with the "Lookout" restaurant and Park Office to the west and the Anchor War Memorial to the east.


Currently almost 60 National Coastwatch stations are operational and manned by over 2600 volunteer watchkeepers around the British Isles from Fleetwood in the North West, through Wales, to the South and East of England to Filey in North Yorkshire. 

National Coastwatch 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 National Coastwatch ensures that high standards are met.








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0300 111 1202

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