Royal Patron

The National Coastwatch Institution has received the following message from our Royal patron, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal:

Buckingham Palace

As I have had to postpone my visits for this spring and summer, I did just want to record how much I appreciate the difficulties you all face over the next few weeks and months.

Many of you will have found ways to adapt your skills, which are so important to the organisations you either work or volunteer for, to help in your own isolation or to help others cope better in those many jobs that cannot stop.

I was planning another charities forum this summer to underline the value of understanding each others strengths and achievements as well as the added value of working better together. The next forum will be especially interesting, with many important lessons to be shared.

I look forward to hearing from you and catching up as soon as possible. Thank you for all you do, wherever you are.


World Rowing Championships

Exmouth Coastwatch member and Gig racer, Keith Cornish, recently took part in the World Rowing Virtual Indoor Sprint Championships. The race was a ‘sprint’ of 1000 metres using an indoor rower, with Keith 2nd in GBR (5th with unverified times included) and 17th in the World with ‘verified times’ included. Well done Keith on the award of your certificate.


Following current NHS advice, we are taking all the necessary steps to protect our Watchkeepers. We are striving to continue with full operational capability but until further notice we will not be accepting any visitors to our lookout. Should you wish to contact us directly please either call us on 01395 222492 or indicate to us in front of our South facing window from ground level. We will continue to monitor the latest NHS advice and any change to our operations will be communicated on our website and Facebook page.