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Teignmouth Coastwatch

View from Lookout towards the pier Operating from our new Lookout at Eastcliff, volunteer watchkeepers keep a lookout for persons or vessels in distress or difficulty 365 days a year. ( You can read more about us below.)

With our website we aim to be the primary source of information about all things maritime in Teignmouth.

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Teignmouth Art Society Christmas card designs

Apparently dead seal just off the beach....happy ending

Watchkeepers practice radio directing skills by running around the beach at low water

Winner of our "guess how many bits of lego" competition.

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For information about the construction of our new lookout see the diary page

Eyes along the coast

We are here to keep an eye out for you when you venture out onto the sea and many of us know from experience just how much fun getting on, in or under, the water can be so we've put together a few pages to help you get the most out of being "by the sea".

On our site you will find:

and under our menu item "by the sea"

Please email us to let us know what you think, tell us of any errors or of anything we have left out.

Who are we? What do we do?

Watchkeeper using binocularsOperating from the old Coastguard Station at Eastcliff, volunteer watchkeepers keep a lookout for persons or vessels in distress or difficulty 365 days a year.

HM Coastguard is responsibile for managing maritime rescue. It is the Coastguard that tasks lifeboats, helicopters and cliff rescue teams to go to someone's assistance.

New LookoutCoastwatch is an integral part of the National Search and Rescue Structure and our watchkeepers are trained to be aware of local conditions, to anticipate situations and to report accurately and clearly to the Coastguard whenever they spot a problem. This enables the Coastguard to respond promptly, with confidence and with a reliable set of eyes to keep them informed.

If you are planning to take a craft to sea off Teignmouth you can give us a call; we will be happy to provide a report of local conditions.

Call us on 01626 772377 or VHF Channel 65. Watch hours are 0900 - 1800 (1600 from 1st October to 1st April).

Coastwatch receives no public funding and is entirely dependent on donations.

Read more about us and discover ways to offer your support.

Please give generously to help us fund our work

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Our Supporters

Simon Rigden Associates Ltd

Structural Consultants Structural design and surveys undertaken for wide variety of residential and commercial projects.
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John Bridger Marine

35 Years Serving the Boating Community (est. 1979).
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Teign Hardware

Your local Aladdin's Cave!
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East Cliff Cafe

Food, drinks, ice creams and........ a seat with a view.
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DCF Planning & Design Teignmouth

Plans for house extensions, loft conversions etc, planning permission and building regulations approval.
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