Manager of National Coastwatch Needles passes the baton after four years at the helm

Terry Dimmick and Tony Stables

Tony says, "It has been a privilege to lead the Needles NCI during the past four years and I wish my successor every good fortune"

Tuesday, 14th July, 2020 7:38am

By Paddy Noctor

National Coastwatch back on watch from Saturday

needles coastwatch at sunset

The station will be manned with a remote buddy to assist. If you plan to go out on the water, take note of the MCA advice in the video within

Friday, 15th May, 2020 11:12am

By Paddy Noctor with one comment

Needles Coastwatch volunteers recognised with Queen’s Award

paddy noctor - needles station

The National Coastwatch Institution at Needles Station has 65 faithfully volunteer watch keepers, who operate the lookout every day, keeping an eye on sea and land. The Queen's Award for Voluntary Service is well-deserved!

Saturday, 2nd June, 2018 11:21am

By Paddy Noctor

Nearly 7,000 hours of volunteer service at Needles Coastwatch in last year

high sheriff at needles coastwatch

Last year the 70 wonderful volunteer watchkeepers kept lookout at Needles Coastwatch for 6,710 hours, maintaining the station for 365 days in all weathers. Well done to them all!

Wednesday, 29th March, 2017 2:57pm

By Paddy Noctor with one comment

Future secured for Needles Coastwatch


Described as a dedicated team of "volunteer guardian angels on the cliffs", the Needles National Coastwatch team recently passed re-assessment of their Declared Facility Status.

Wednesday, 23rd November, 2016 4:11pm

By Paddy Noctor