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, Sunday and Monday 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!
Always try 999 even when there is no signal or credit on your phone. Mobile operators in the UK have an Emergency roaming agreement whereas a 999 or 112 call to the Emergency Services will always be routed through any available mobile network.
Person struggling in the water? 999Coastguard.
Person gone missing on the coast? 999Coastguard.
Person injured on a coast path or beach? 999Coastguard.
Person or a pet fallen over a cliff or in the water? 999Coastguard.
Any emergency on the coast, think ☎️999#Coastguard.