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 Friday, Saturday and Sunday 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.
Saturday 26 November
A big thank you to Darts Farm for their support in allowing our members to have a collection for Exmouth NCI today, with Anthony and Peter posing with the iconic Darts Farm willow lady, as well as accepting a kind donation from a customer, while Wyn and John stand ready to greet more customers as they arrive.
Congratulations to Steve Cox on completing his assessment to become our latest Watchkeeper, and not to be outdone, to Ivor Jones for taking over the mantle two days later!!