Exmouth From The Air

Thanks to Keith, one of our watchkeepers, who took this video on his way back from Lanzarote, showing a bird’s eye view of the coastline from the River Exe to the River Otter, including the Royal Marines firing range at Straight Point.


Her Majesty’s Coastguard is celebrating it’s 200th Birthday today. National Coastwatch is one of their Declared Assets, and we are proud to work with them every day, helping to preserve and protect life at sea.

Our station on Exmouth Seafront is responsible for Dawlish Warren, Exe Estuary, the Jurassic coast from Orcombe Point and the River Exe to Topsham and we occupy a Victorian Building built in 1896.

Exmouth NCI would like to say a big Happy Birthday to HM Coastguard.

Yearly Totals 2021

Our yearly totals have been published.

We recorded 21,421 marine vessel movements past our lookout in 2021. We had 46 reportable incidents to Her Majesty’s Coastguard and logged a further 36 recordable incidents that our trained Watchkeepers dealt with.

For a full range of the types of incidents we assisted our Search and Rescue colleagues click on Incidents/Current on the menu bar.

We are on duty 7 days a week throughout the year.

New Watchkeeper

Congratulations to Ian F who qualified as a Watchkeeper on 21 December, joining our ever increasing team at Exmouth.

Ian was the 11th person to qualify in 2021, which was a very challenging year with COVID restrictions.  We are indebted to our team of Trainers who did a sterling job.

NCI Exmouth 2021

This year has proved to be extremely busy, from single watches to incidents, celebrity visits to state of the art new equipment being installed. Click on the image to read about it in the Exe Press Newsletter Autumn/Winter edition.