Exmouth Coastwatch were invited to give a presentation to the Wonford Coffee morning Group who hold their meetings at Wonford Methodist Church in Exeter. We gave a history of the Institution and the role our volunteer watchkeepers play as part of the Search and Rescue infrastructure, keeping this part of Lyme Bay safe. Thank you for the coffee, cake and questions!
If you know of a club, society or group that just meets for coffee we would be pleased to come along to give you a presentation.
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 Thursday, 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!