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Eyes Along the Coast: National Coastwatch Institution (Event from 2023)



CI Lookout Station , Beach Road Car Park , Marine Parade East, Lee-On-The-Solent, Hampshire, PO13 9LA

Wherever there is a National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) station, a watchkeeper will be looking out for danger and ensuring safety on the water and along the coastline.

High technology and sophisticated systems such as radar and telecommunications have vastly improved safety at sea, but there is no substitute for a watchful pair of eyes. Drop in and talk to the Watchkeeper about their vital voluntary work along our waters and shores. See some of the equipment they use to keep a lookout!

Duration approx 15 minutes.

Event Times

Friday 8 September: 1000 – 1600
Saturday 9 September: 1000 – 1600
Sunday 10 September: 1000 – 1600
Monday 11 September: 1000 – 1600
Tuesday 12 September: 1000 – 1600
Wednesday 13 September: 1000 – 1600
Thursday 14 September: 1000 – 1600
Friday 15 September: 1000 – 1600
Saturday 16 September: 1000 – 1600
Sunday 17 September: 1000 – 1600

Booking Details

No booking required


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Small step on entry. Accessible parking and toilets nearby. Refreshments and meals nearby. NOTE: Should a search and rescue incident occur, visitors will be asked to leave.

Additional Information

The National Coastwatch Institution is an entirely voluntary organisation keeping a visual watch along UK shores. Local people contribute many skills and hours to keeping our coast as safe as possible.

Organised by

The National Coastwatch Institution – Lee



At Lee-on-the-Solent seafront.