The Prawle Point Watchstation stands 200 feet above sea level at the most southerly point in Devon. As with other NCI stations, it is manned by unpaid volunteers who maintain –
A watch for emergencies at sea
A contact point for emergencies on shore.
Watches are maintained visually, with radio and with radar. The station is totally dependent on the generosity of individuals, companies, and other organisations for funding.
If you are passing near the lookout please come to our National Lottery funded Visitor Centre.
We have displays covering local wildlife and flora, maritime activity, history (including the many shipwrecks of the Devon coast). There is also telescope for public use and a monitor with a copy of the lookout radar screen.
We also have an on-line touch screen information kiosk with local vessel identification, weather and other pages.
We are currently raising money to replace our radar. Our thanks to sponsors below for their contributions to this and other projects.