Incident - Inflatable Adrift
This new sign on the slipway next to Coastwatch House indicates the no bathing zone, which runs from that point 400 metres East towards the Lifeboat Station. It is essential that all bathers adhere to this warning and avoid this dangerous area at all times.
A map of the no bathing zone can be seen on the notice board on Coastwatch House and is shown below.
Exe Sailing Club - Relaunch
With the re-opening of the River Exe, Exe Sailing Club plan to launch those boats on mobile trailers into the Marina on 2 June. Bilge keel boats will be launched over the wall on to the beach and handed over to their owners to move them onto their moorings in the river on the 6 June (weather permitting).
The Club still remains closed and Club sailors will be sailing in accordance with the Government COVID-19 restrictions and directions.
Incident - Inflatable Afloat Downstream
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!
Incident - Jet-Ski Behaviour