Prawle Point NCI is one of 57 National Coastwatch Institution(NCI) stations around the coast of England and Wales keeping an eye on those at sea and on the coast, ready to assist HM Coastguard when things go wrong.
NCI stations receive no government funding and are entirely staffed by volunteers.
The Prawle Point lookout stands 200 feet above sea level at the most southerly point in Devon and is open 365 days a year.
In addition to keeping a watch, we are available to provide information as to the local sea and weather conditions, by telephone on 01548 511259 or via our own VHF Channel 65. See also ourweather stationandwebcams.
We are able to give radio and AIS checks; indeed, HM Coastguard recommends calling NCI on Channel 65 for this purpose.
Adjacent to the Lookout is a Visitor Centre with interesting information about the area, its ecology and history.
Ourinformationpages have content directed at mariners and walkers and also summarise the history of the Prawle Point lookout.
Today's opening times
9:00am until the earlier of 5:00pm and sunset.
Occasionally, the station has to close earlier.