Our Visitor Centre is full of interesting information about the wildlife, geology and history of this magnificent stretch of coast. The displays also tell the story of the Coastwatch lookout and the local search and rescue services.
If the weather turns bad you are welcome to shelter inside and if you or your dog are thirsty we can provide water (free for the dog! Bottled water is on sale in the lookout).
The Lookout is located at
- grid reference: SX773 351
- What3Words, windmill.rooftop.urgent.
Walkers may telephone the watchstation (01548 511259) prior to setting out to ascertain the current weather at Prawle Point or access our Weather Station real time display.
We are located at the southern tip of an officially recognised Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB), home of the rare cirl bunting.
The section of the South West Coast Path between Torcross and East Portlemouth opposite Salcombe, past Start Point and Prawle Point, is particularly splendid and attracts many walkers who pass close to our watchstation.
We regret that due to the need to keep visitors and watchkeepers safe during the pandemic, we are not entertaining visitors to the Lookout for the moment. Do not hesitate, however, to knock on the door in case of emergency.
Should you have a problem requiring assistance you can contact the lookout on 01548 511259. As of August 2021 only the EE network provides mobile phone coverage along this stretch of the SW Coast Path.
If you don't have mobile coverage, consider sending one of your party up to the Lookout. Either way, we can notify and liaise with the appropriate emergency services.
The Lookout is equipped with an automated external defibrillator and a basic first aid kit for use by you, if needed.