There are 30 National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookouts around the British coast.

There are 30 National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) lookouts around the British coast. These maintain a visual and listening watch on VHF channel 16 during daylight hours. Some are equipped with radar, and in an emergency will communicate with the appropriate Coastguard station. For more information visit the NCI website: www.nci.org.uk

Sailors can also call an NCI Lookout to obtain local weather information.

The numbers are as follows:

West Cornwall

St. Ives 01736 799398

Cape Cornwall 01736 787890

Gwennap Head 01736 871351

Penzance 01736 367063

Bass Point, The Lizard 01326 290212

Nare Point 01326 231113 North & North East Cornwall

Stepper Point 07810 898041

Boscastle 01840 250965

St. Agnes 01872 552073

Portscatho 01872 580180

Charlestown 01726 817068

Polruan 01726 870291

Rame Head 01752 823706

South Devon

Prawle Point 01548 511259

Froward Point (Mobile) 07976 505649

Teignmouth 01626 772377

Exmouth 01395 222492 Thames Region

Whitstable 07932 968707

Holehaven 01268 696971

Southend 07815 945210

Dorset region

Portland Bill 01305 860178

St Albans Head 01929 439220

Peveril Point 01929 422596 East Anglia Region

Felixstowe 01394 670808

Gorleston Gt. Yarmouth 01493 440384

Mundesely 01263 722399

Wells Next the Sea 01328 710587

South Region

Newhaven 01273 516464 South Wales Region

Nells Point 01446 420746

Worms Head 01792 390167

South East Region

Folkestone 01303 227132

Herne Bay 01227 743208 North East Region

Ingoldmells 01754 874723

Hartlepool 01429 274931

Sunderland Life Brigade 01915 672579