Our aim is to safeguard the lives of people by watching over vulnerable craft and every coastal activity in the St Ives Bay
Lat: 50° 13.11' N Long: 005° 28.58' W OS Grid Ref: SW 521 411
During the early 1990s, Her Majesty's Coastguard was withdrawn from coastal watch stations. Following the drowning of two local fishermen within view of a local lookout, the National Coastwatch Institution was formed in 1994. Established as a charity, its sole purpose was the re-instatement and operation of the coastal watch. Within the first eighteen months, seventeen NCI stations had been opened and 96 life threatening incidents reported. There are now fifty NCI stations around our coast supported solely by public donation.
The St Ives Station (Golva Borthia in Cornish) was opened in 1999 and now provides an important and essential support to sea and coastal users. In our pursuit of sea safety, we trust you will use the links to our weather station and webcam in order to determine the current weather and sea conditions in the St Ives Bay.
We now have an aerial video showing the St Ives Station and surrounding area from the air.
We hope you enjoy our website and that you can help support us achieve our aim.