Berwick Coastwatch is an independent organisation run entirely by volunteers who give up a few hours a week to keep visual watch over all coastal areas around the bays and beaches of Berwick Upon Tweed. We also keep a listening watch on the VHF marine distress channel 16 and liaise with the Humber Coastguard Operations Centre. We provide advice and information to visitors using the beaches and walking the coast path. We also carry out mobile patrols, which will visually check for signs of further cliff erosion, checking any safety equipment is useable and periodically pick up the ever increasing amounts of plastic rubbish found on the beaches. Other environmental activities include monitoring and data collection for Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority and also watching for and reporting Cetacean activity to the Sea Watch Foundation. Berwick Coastwatch is a member of the Sea Safety Group which is an association of independent Coastwatch stations and provides representation for the member stations at national level. We are also members of the Civil Defence Association. All funds raised by Berwick Coastwatch are used to maintain and equip the lookout tower and to provide a service to the local community.
The Tower is less than 8 miles away from Norham.
If you have an interest in sea safety and the environment and are interested in becoming a volunteer please see the link below for further details. No experience is required as full training will be given.
The site and their Facebook page can also be navigated for further information.
Please note that the tower is currently closed for visits inside (except for volunteers) due to Covid restrictions.