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NCI Mablethorpe is part of the National Coastwatch Institution, a voluntary charitable organisation, keeping a visual watch around the UK coastline. Our aim is the protection and preservation of life at sea and around the shoreline.

NCI Mablethorpe opened in May 2009 and now operates from a purpose-built station in the Sea View Car Park, Quebec Road.

For more information on the services we provide, please read our About Us page.


Any Coastwatch station is run solely by volunteers trained to exacting NCI standards, including observation techniques, chart and compass bearings, safety and distress signal recognition and procedures, radio and Radar operations and much more, and normally operates as a two manned watch sometimes with a trainee.

Being a new station we are in need of new volunteers. You can find out more details about what is involved on our Volunteer page and you can contact us to find out more information or to apply to become a volunteer by calling us on 01507 477642 or via our online Contact Form

Fundraising and Donations

We are a charity organisation and all our income derives from fundraising and donations. We are still in need of funds to fully equip this new station.

Station Officers:

  •  Trustee: Mr Ian Whalley
  • Station Manager: Mr Rob Druce
  • Team Secretary: Mr Keith Arthey
  • Deputy Station Manager: Mrs Val Jackson
  • Treasurer: Mrs Elaine Dennis-Skuce
  • Health & Safety Officer: Mr Gordon Leesley
  • Press & Publicity Coordinator: Mr Paul Russell
  • Technical Officer: Mr Gordon Leesley
  • Almoner: Mr Les Tietjen
  • Pastoral Care: Revd. Phil Greetham
  • Event Coordinator: Mr Peter Skinner
  • Fund Raisers: Mr Peter Skinner

Marine VHF

Marine Channel 65 (for vessel to station only)

Operating Hours

Summer – 9.00am-6pm, Mar to Oct

Winter  – 10.00am-Dusk, Oct to Feb


Sea View Car Park,
Quebec Road,
Mablethorpe, LN12 2AT

Tel: 0793 0731671

Station Location

53:9.9653 North, 0:21.0063 East

Ordnance Survey Grid Ref:

TF 5722 6419

Visitor Policy

Visitors are welcome but they may be asked to call back later if the duty watchkeeper is busy.


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Princess Royal – Patron of NCI

We are pleased to let you know that the Princess Royal is now patron of the National Coastwatch Institution. On 12th August Buckingham Palace informed NCI that "The Princess Royal will be delighted to accept Royal Patronage of the National Coastwatch Institution". HRH...

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NCI Mablethorpe Meets The People

May, June, and July, were busy months for the publicity team of Mablethorpe QAVS National Coastwatch team. They were active collecting, and making themselves known to the wider community of Lincolnshire. Their first outing was to Grimsby's Tesco store where a...

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Summer Has Arrived in Mablethorpe

Schools holidays are with us and we welcome our colleagues from the RNLI Lifeguards to their annual sojourn on Mablethorpe beach. So glad you have joined us again this year. Warnings Once again, we must repeat our stern warning about the use of lilo type units or blow...

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