Southend NCI                       Mobile 07815 945210


Latitude: 51° 31' 59.88" N
Longitude: 0° 48’ 32" E


Latitude: 51.5333 N

Longitude: 000.8053 E

VHF Channel 65

Live from 1st October 2014

OS Reference:

TQ 9466 8533

Station Post Code:


Station Elevation:

30 feet/10 meters

Winter Opening

Open from: 09:00

Open until: 17:00

Days: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

From  1st January 2019

To 30th June 2019

Winter hours

Then summer hours until

1st September 2019

Until: 31st  December 2019 Winter hours

Summer Opening

Open from: 0900

Open until: 1800

Days: Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holidays.

From: Saturday, July 6th 2019

Until:  Monday 30th August 2019

Summer Hours

Southend NCI Fund Raising For Replacement Porta Cabins

Over the years the number of Coastguard Stations has dwindled (like so many emergency services). This means that if you are in trouble on the sea and you don't have access to a radio, you will have to rely on someone calling the emergency services. When we are on watch we continually scan the estuary and foreshore looking for vessels, windsurfers, kitesufers, and swimmers and dog walkers - in fact anyone who could potentially get into trouble. We can then contact the relevant authority and guide rescue services to the area. We carry out a number of other duties but foremost are the preservation of life. The nearest Coastguard station covering the Southend area is Dover. Our lookout station is based on the MoD property at East Beach Shoeburyness, which consists of a 2-storey portacabin. Unfortunately these cabins have seen better days and both are in need of replacement


Here is where you can help; we have been selected by Tesco "Bags of Help" scheme, along with other charities. You have probably been given a token when shopping to put into your chosen charity box at the store. From the 1st of May to the 30th of June you will have the chance to vote  NCI one of the chosen charities when you shop at a local Tesco - hopefully you'll choose us! The important thing is not to "save" tokens from a previous scheme as they only issue a certain amount and we will be disqualified if you do so it's important to use the token as soon as you get it.

Thank you in anticipation that you will support our cause.