HENGISTBURY HEAD STATION

NATIONAL COASTWATCH

Call us on VHF Channel 65

20th December 2021 – Living Advent Calendar –

HHNCI WINTER  OPERATING HOURS 0800 UNTIL 1700  7 DAYS A WEEK

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Watchkeepers are “eyes along the coast” for HM Coastguard.

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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.

BCP Council has a very useful website page dedicated to Christchurch Harbour. This includes information on Facilities, Slipways and Boat Yards. Mariners should find the sections relating to Approach, Entrance and Speed limits valuable.

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.