National Coastwatch - Prawle Point


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Information for Walkers

Superb coastal scenery

We are located at the southern tip of an officially recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.  The section of the South West Coast Path between Torcross and East Portlemouth opposite Salcombe, past Start Point and Prawle Point, is particularly splendid and attracts many walkers who pass close to our watchstation.  All are welcome to our Visitor Centre.  You are also welcome to visit the duty watchkeepers in the lookout provided they are not dealing with an emergency at the time.

If the weather turns bad you are welcome to shelter inside and if you or your dog are thirsty we can provide water (free for the dog! Bottled water is on sale in the lookout).

Weather information

Walkers may telephone the watchstation (01548 511259) prior to setting out to ascertain the current weather at Prawle Point or access our Weather Station real time display. We can also give you a summary of the Met. Office Inshore Waters forecast or see our Weather & Tides page for other weather updates.

Help in an emergency

Should you have a problem requiring assistance you can contact the lookout on 01548 511259.  As of October 2017 there is NO mobile phone coverage along the whole stretch of coast path from Limebury Point to Start Point.  If you don’t have mobile coverage, consider sending one of your party up to the lookout.  Either way we can notify and liaise with the appropriate emergency services.

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

Visitor Centre

Our Visitor Centre is full of interesting information about the wildlife, geology and history of this magnificent stretch of coast. The displays also tell the story of the Coastwatch lookout and the local search and rescue services.

Other Local information

Start Point Lighthouse.

National Trust South Devon.