The inconvenience to users of the website following recent problems accessing the weather display is well understood. As an interim measure the new display, which is still under development, has been added to the website. This can be opened via the 'Weather Portal' menu by clicking 'Current' and 'NCI Weather Station'. Please note that you will need to click the bar above the display to return to the main website.
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.
Exmouth Coastwatch - here to help
With local boat owners preparing to put their boats back into the water and, with Spring on the way, and other water users looking forward to better weather, this is a reminder that Exmouth Coastwatch is ready to help - give us a call on Ch65 for a radio check, an update on the local weather and tides, or the latest inshore waters forecast. We are open 7 days a week in the summer and Fri/Sat/Sun in the winter - if the NCI flag is flying we are open. See When We're Open.
For those walking along the sea front or beach who want to know more about us, take a look at the signs on the end of Coastwatch House and, if you need to, check the tide times.