This is Exmouth Coastwatch
Exmouth Coastwatch is one of the 50-strong network of National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookout stations around the UK’s coasts. We work with the Coastguard and the RNLI by keeping watch over the estuary and the beach 7 days a week in summer and every weekend in winter.NCI stations form a national volunteer service which keeps a visual watch for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties.
At Exmouth, the sea approaches to the estuary can be dangerous in strong onshore winds and swell, as can the strong tidal and river streams inside the estuary mouth.
These present unique hazards to the variety of small boats, personal watercraft and bathers who make use of this marvellous leisure facility.
We are all volunteers. Being a watchkeeper is a responsible community role, but it’s also sociable and enjoyable. From the tower – above the Harbour View Café on Queen’s Drive – we have the best view of the lower Exe estuary! We always welcome people who want to join us, so follow the link here for more information.
Exmouth Coastwatch is now open seven days a week from 1000-1800.....
.......and the lifeguards will soon be joining us in keeping an eye out for people on the water and the beach who may get into difficulties throughout the summer.
Exmouth Coastwatch, in conjunction with Exmouth Rowing Club, are holding an ‘OPEN DAY’ at the slipway opposite the old lifeboat station on Sunday 29th May between 10.00 and 17.00 hrs. Everybody is welcome to come and find out what Exmouth Coastwatch is all about. Exmouth Rowing Club members will be only too pleased to chat about the rowing club activities and welcome any possible new members.