Teignmouth Coastwatch

Coronavirus: Temporary Suspension of NCI Operations

With great reluctance, the Board of Trustees has decided that because of the ongoing Coronavirus situation all NCI station must close all operations from midnight tonight, Wednesday 18th March, until further notice

Our webcam and weather station will remain in operation Because there are no watchkeepers on duty we aren't able to clean the cameras as often as we would wish. Please bear with us.

You can keep in touch via email @ Webmaster.

Recreational Boat Users

Under the current government regulations, you should only be leaving your home for very limited purposes and you must not travel unnecessarily. These rules must be applied to recreational boat users.

As far as recreational use of vessels is concerned, it is not considered to be essential and those who break the new laws could be fined for doing so.

For more details about what you can and can't do, click here

For more information from the RYA, click here

Live Webcam

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

Latest News

News Item...
Published On
But who took the photograph?
Jan 12 2020
VIP visit by The Princess Royal.
Dec 18 2019
Eddy retires after 10 years.
Dec 08 2019
Teignmouth NCI watchkeepers update their skills.
Nov 17 2019

Click on the News Item to see the full text. The complete news archive is here.

For information about the construction of our new lookout see the New Lookout - Project 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 @ Webmaster 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 binoculars

Operating 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 Lookout

Coastwatch 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 and today's inshore waters forecast.

Call us on 01626 772377 or VHF Channel 65, call sign - Teignmouth NCI.

We are on watch 365 days a year - full details of our watch hours

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

Read more about Teignmouth NCI and discover ways to offer your support.

Please give generously to help us fund our Lookout

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