Once again Exmouth NCI is very grateful to Bradleys Estate Agents, Exmouth for sponsoring our Remembrance Day wreath as it has done so for a number of years. The Exmouth NCI Standard will be flown in Strand Gardens on Sunday and will be supported by a contingent of watchkeepers. And on Sunday ..............
We were lucky to be invited to give a presentation to Starcross Fishing and Cruising Club in Starcross, Devon. Given at the iconic Brunel Tower on the bank of the River Exe, we gave a talk about the work of our volunteers and how we play our part in the coastline safety of Exmouth.If you know a club or society that might enjoy an informative 30-40 minute presentation on the part we play in Search and Rescue, please visit: www.exmouthcoastwatch.co.uk and click on "about us" and "presentation team". There is no cost involved and we would be pleased to hear from you.
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!
A defibrillator is a device that gives the heart an electric shock when someone’s heart has stopped and can be used on children over one year old and adults. Using one in the minutes before an ambulance arrives can double someone' chances of survival, so click here to see where they may be found close to the Tower and in Exmouth town. For the location of Exmouth Public Rescue Equipment click here.