The lookout on Stepper Point is part of the National Coastwatch Institution, a charity which helps to oversee the safety of persons and vessels along the UK coastline. This station proudly guards the entrance to the Camel estuary and the port of Padstow, with an excellent view over the notorious Doom Bar. Since opening in March 2002, we have assisted HM Coastguard in the resolution of several incidents.Learn More
What we do
NCI Stepper Point has Declared Facility Status, which means we are recognised as part of the official UK Search and Rescue system. Our watchkeepers maintain radio, radar and visual watches during daylight hours, all year round. If an incident is observed, we report to HM Coastguard and coordinate with the rescue services. The station is also on standby to be manned outside normal hours when there is an emergency in the vicinity.News & Events Incident Log
Hours of Operation
|Winter||November to February||0900 - 1500|
|Spring||March||0900 - 1600|
|April||0900 - 1700|
|Summer||May to August||0900 - 1800|
|Autumn||September||0900 - 1700|
|October||0900 - 1600|
Help our station
Would you like to support our station? There are many ways you can help! You could take an active role by becoming a watchkeeper, make a donation towards needed equipment, or become a Friend of Stepper Point.Friends of Stepper
NCI Stepper Point has no postal address.
Telephone: 07810 898041
Radio: VHF Channel 37 during operating hours
Weather and Sea State are broadcast on Ch 37 at 0900, 1200 and 1500 hours daily.