Coastwatch Worm's Head

Welcome to NCI - Worm's Head, Gower

  • The lookout from the north west
  • Lookout silhouette
  • View from inside the lookout with Worm's Head surrounded by water
  • Lookout and Worm's Head
  • Aerial view of the lookout and the crossing to Worm's Head at low tide
  • Coastguard Rescue Team waiting for instructions
  • The lookout viewed from the East
  • Sunset at Worm's Head viewed from Rhossili bay. The wreck of the Helvetia in the foreground
  • The lookout
  • Worm's Head viewed from the East
  • The track leading to Worm's Head from Rhossili village
  • Worm's Head at full tide
  • Lookout and Worm's Head
  • View from the lookout
  • Lookout and sheep
  • Lookout with gorse bushes in the foreground
  • Lookout and Worm's Head with cirrocumulus clouds
  • Rhossili Bay
  • Worm's Head with Kitchen Corner in the foreground

The National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) is a voluntary organisation set up in 1994 to restore a visual watch along UK shores after many small Coastguard stations closed due to Government cutbacks. In March 2005 NCI Headquarters was told that there was a possibility that the old coastguard station at Worm's Head might become available to lease. And that is how Coastwatch Worm's Head started. Read more...


Lat: 51° 33.80' N [51.563421]
Long: 004° 18.28' W [-4.304376]
OS Grid Ref: SS 403 875
Manager: Audrey Frank
Station Tel: 01792 390 167
Radio watch: VHF including Ch 0
Watch Hours:
Summer 10:00 - 18:00 BST Daily
Winter 10:00 - 16:00 GMT Daily