Local Notice to Mariners 09/21

Notice is hereby given that the lower vertical, red fixed light on the fixed post at Turf entrance is now reinstated.

Notice 04/21 is hereby cancelled.


Congratulations from all at Exmouth NCI to Paul Draper who is celebrating fifteen years service as a watchkeeper, trainer and assessor. Read more in the Exmouth Journal.

Opening Times

With BST almost upon us, the lookout will be open from 0900 – 1800 from Sunday 28 March and 0830 – 1830 from Thursday 1 April. Our RNLI Lifeguard colleagues will also be on the beach from 2 April (Good Friday).

Air Sanitiser

Exmouth NCI today took a socially distanced delivery of an Atmos-Clear Mini air sanitising system, which destroys 99.9% of all viruses (including coronavirus), and will be installed in our lookout to provide added health and safety benefits for all our volunteer watchkeepers whilst on duty. Phil McGuinness from Atmos personally delivered the new machine to our watchkeeper Zan Nye.

Cold Water Swimmers

Cold water swimming is said to have many health benefits – but it could also be very dangerous, with some swimmers putting themselves at risk. Click below to read this article about Exmouth NCI concerns.

Local Notices to Mariners 07/21 & 08/21

07/21 Notice is hereby given that in the approach to the river the Exe No.5 lateral mark (green unlit) is now in position Lat. 50° 36.308′ N – Long. 003° 23.970′ W.

Notice 03/21 is hereby cancelled.


08/21 Notice is hereby given that the two green vertical lights on Trout’s Pontoon at Topsham are extinguished until further notice.

Local Notice to Mariners 06/21

Notice is hereby given that Exeter Port Authority have established a new ‘East Cardinal Buoy’. The buoy is east of the permanent wreck, situated south east of Cockwood.

East cardinal buoy position: Lat. 50° 36.874′ N – Long. 003° 26.505′ W.

Light characteristics Q(3)10s.

Local Notice to Mariners 03/21

Notice is hereby given that in the approach to the river the Exe No.5 lateral mark (green unlit) is out of position.

The mark will be moved back as soon as possible.

Coastwatch 2020

Did you know that in the 44 weeks Exmouth NCI were able to be operational during 2020, we dealt with 55 incidents?
This makes our station the second busiest out of all NCI’s 56 stations, up and around the coast of England and Wales; even though our station was closed for two months at the start of the Covid-19 pandemic and then we were single-manned watches for the remainder of the year.
All our watchkeepers have had to adapt to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and we would like to thank everyone for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm during these challenging times.

Local Notice to Mariners 02/21

Notice is given that the small sailing vessel that was sunk on its mooring at position 50° 37.44 N – 03° 26.39 W near Starcross has been removed.

Notice 01/21 is hereby cancelled.

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