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Prawle Point NCI is one of around 60 National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) stations along the coasts of England and Wales keeping an eye on those at sea and on the coastline, ready to assist HM Coastguard when things go wrong.

The Prawle Point lookout stands 200 feet above sea level at the most southerly point in Devon and is open 365 days a year. We have one of the best views along the coast so do come in and visit (find us here).

We maintain watch from 09:00 and 17:00 local time (or sunset if earlier) and from 3rd May to 8th September from 09.00 to 20:00 local time (or sunset if earlier)

NCI stations receive no government funding and are entirely staffed by volunteers. We rely on public support and so please make a donation.

The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service

In addition to keeping a watch, we are available to provide information as to the local sea and weather conditions, by telephone on 0‍1548 511259 or via our own VHF Channel 65. See also our weather station and webcams.

We are able to give radio and AIS checks; indeed, HM Coastguard recommends calling NCI on Channel 65 for this purpose.

Adjacent to the Lookout is a Visitor Centre with interesting information about the area, its ecology and history.

Our information pages have content directed at mariners and walkers and also summarise the history of the Prawle Point lookout. Watch our video to find out more about us. Please keep safe when on or by the water and take our Water Safety quiz.

NCI 30th Anniversary

Why not come and join us in Salcombe as we send the 30th Anniversary NCI flag along its way via our friends at Britannia Royal Naval College. We will gather at 10am at Whitestrand where the specially designed embroidered flag, bearing the names of all 60 National Coastwatch stations, will be presented to the Navy for transport to Dartmouth on two of their Vahanna class vessels.

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on the balcony at Port Waterhouse

Spring fundraiser THANK YOU

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