HENGISTBURY HEAD STATION
Call us on VHF Channel 65
HHNCI SUMMER OPERATING HOURS 0800 UNTIL 1900 7 DAYS A WEEK
during the lockdown we are, this time, able to continue to operate as ‘normal’
Effective 29 Mar 2021, HHNCI will be operating on double manning basis
Watchkeepers are “eyes along the coast” for HM Coastguard.
NCI Working for you.
We maintain a watch from Barton-on-Sea in the east, through Christchurch and Poole Bays, and 12 miles out to sea round to Bournemouth pier in the west.
The Headland is 36 metres (118) feet high and separates Christchurch bay from Poole Bay.
Commanding views from the former Coastguard Lookout take in Christchurch, its harbour entrance at Mudeford, the coast round to Hurst Spit, the Isle of Wight and The Needles, the two bays, Bournemouth beach, Poole Harbour entrance, Studland Bay, Old Harry Rocks, Swanage, Pevril Point and Durlston Head in the West.
We keep watch seven days a week
From 08:00 to 17:00 (or end of daylight hours) during the winter months, and 08:00 to 19:00 in the summer.
Call us on VHF Channel 65 for radio checks and actual weather conditions.