Welcome to NCI St Ives

Our aim is to safeguard the lives of people by watching over vulnerable craft and every coastal activity in the St Ives Bay

The aerial video below shows the location of the NCI St Ives Station and the area around St Ives Bay that our watch keepers monitor:

Our thanks go to Lindsay Perrin for providing this aerial footage.

Lat: 50° 13.11′ N    Long: 005° 28.58′ W    OS Grid Ref: SW 521 411.  What 3 words: poetry.warping.innocence

During the early 1990s, Her Majesty’s Coastguard was withdrawn from coastal watch stations.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.

The St Ives Station (Golva Borthia in Cornish) was opened in 1999 and its 50 Volunteers now provide 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.

  There are now fifty Six NCI stations around our coast supported solely by public donation.

We hope you enjoy our website and that you can help support us achieve our aim

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© NCI St Ives 2013 -2022

The National Coastwatch Institution is a charity registered to save lives around our coast — No. 1159975