Whitstable

Welcome to NCI Whitstable lookout station

Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although, when an incident is ongoing, this may not always be convenient and the duty watchkeeper may ask visitors to call back later. Children should be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Access

Access to the lookout is good from the promenade or the slip way. There are toilets and a cafe near by.

Operational capability
This station has Declared Facility Status
This station reports to CGOC Dover
Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during watch hours
Defibrillator Available: 
No
Station Telephone: 
07864 646209 (Watch hours only)
Visual Watch: 
Yes
Radar Watch: 
No
NAVTEX: 
No
AIS Watch: 
Yes
DSC Watch: 
Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels: 
06
08
16
23
67
72
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: 
Whitstable NCI
Other Watch Information: 
Follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Whitstable-National-Coastwatch-Institution/291603697629691 and Twitter at https://twitter.com/nciwhitstable
Visual Horizon: 
4.1 n/miles HWS 6.1 n/miles LWS

Station Info

Station Address
Marine Crescent
Tankerton Bay East
Whitstable
Kent
Station telephone number
07864 646209 (Watch hours only)
Station email address
Station contact
John Frost
Station contact role
Station Manager
01227 905905
Summer opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
17:00
Days: 
Monday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, October 26, 2019
Notes: 
Summer watches are kept from the start of BST.
Winter opening
Open from: 
10:00
Open until: 
16:00
Days: 
Monday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
From: 
Sunday, October 27, 2019
Until: 
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Notes: 
Winter watches begin at the end of BST.
Location
Latitude: 
51° 21.92' N
Longitude: 
001° 3.29' E
OS Reference: 
TR 131 674
Station Elevation: 
4m/13ft
What3Words: 
oiled.rush.exile
Visual features of station
The lookout is a beach hut painted blue and yellow.
Other identifying features
The station does not have a Post Code, however if you use the 'What3Words' app available free for Andriod and ios, the 3 words that will take you to our lookout are : dishes.battle.forces Enter this sequence into the search and ask for directions to it.

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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