St Ives - QAVS

Welcome to NCI St Ives lookout station

NCI St Ives is a recipient of the Queen's Award for Voluntary Service.

Visitor Policy
Visitors welcome at the discretion of the duty watchkeeper.
Access

Follow the one way system through St Ives and along the sea front until you are opposite the Sloop Inn. Turn left into Fish Street, at the end, turn right into Back Roads. Take the first left into Island Road. The lookout is reached from the Island car park.
It is advisable to park out of town from March to November, unless on NCI duty.

Local Hazards
The Stones reef is north of the tidal harbour, marked by a Northern Cardinal Buoy at 50° 15.7' N, 005° 25.5'W.
Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Falmouth
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
Mounted externally available 24 x7 call number displayed on unit for instructions
Station Telephone: 
01736 799398
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
Yes
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
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: 
St Ives NCI
Visual Horizon: 
11.3 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 
<16 nautical miles

Station Info

Station Address
The Lookout
The Island
St Ives
Cornwall
TR26 1NT
Station telephone number
01736 799398
Station email address
Station contact
Helen Simpson
Station contact role
Station Manager
01736 740129
Summer opening
Open from: 
07:30
Open until: 
18:00
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, March 25, 2018
Until: 
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Notes: 
Summer Opening Times start at the beginning of BST
Winter opening
Open from: 
08:00
Open until: 
16:30
Days: 
Every Day
From: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Until: 
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Notes: 
Winter opening times start at the beginning of GMT
Location
Latitude: 
50° 13.11' N
Longitude: 
005° 28.07' W
OS Reference: 
SW 521 411
Station Elevation: 
100 feet
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Visual features of station
The lookout is a white painted building perched high on the Island.

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


[email protected]


17 Dean Street, Liskeard,
Cornwall, PL14 4AB