Coastwatch Wells

NCI Coastwatch
Welcome to NCI Wells-next-the-Sea lookout station
WatchKeeper Login
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This station has Declared Facility Status
and reports to MRCC Humber

Current weather and sea conditions are available by telephone during
watch hours

Defibrillator Available:
Station Telephone:
01328 710587

Visual Watch: Yes
Radar Watch: Yes
AIS Watch: Yes
DSC Watch: Yes
Radio: Listening watch on channels:
12, 16,  65, 70
Radio: Channel 00:
Listening watch only
Visual Horizon: Approx 8.5 nautical miles
Radar Horizon: 32 miles
The watch-tower is ideally positioned overlooking the tidal Outer Harbour Channel used by all vessels entering the picturesque North Norfolk port of Wells-next-the-Sea.
As well as watching over our local leisure sailors, a busy sailing school, windsurfers and water skiers and twelve inshore fishing boats we have an increasingly busy Outer Harbour used by the windfarm support vessels serving the Sheringham Shoal Windfarm.
We also have extensive views over the beach and the tidal area of Bob Halls Sand and a distant view of the the Rotterdam to Hull east coast shipping lane.
Visitor Policy
Visitors are normally most welcome at the lookout although only two at a time please as there is not much room.
In the event of an incident the duty watch-keeper will ask visitors to leave.
The approach to the lookout is via 5 wooden steps to a metal walkway,
so disabled access is difficult.
All Children must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
No dogs allowed except for guide dogs.
Station Address
Primary Contact
Tony Goddard
Station Manager
07870 685687
The Lookout, Pinewoods Holiday Park
Beach Road
NR23 1DR