Old Coastguard Station

The Old Coastguard Station, Magdalene Fields, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumberland, TD15 1NE

Commanding superlative views of the beautiful North Northumberland coast, the Old Coastguard Tower was built in 1964 but four years later, was closed down and became derelict.

The tower is now run and looked after by Berwick Coastwatch, an independent organisation run entirely by volunteers to keep visual watch over all coastal areas around the bays and beaches of Berwick-upon-Tweed. They also keep a listening watch on the VHF marine distress channel 16 and liaise directly with the Humber Coastguard Operations Centre. Members of the public can talk to the volunteers about the work they do and see the local wildlife.

Event Times

Friday 17 September: 10:00 - 16:00
Saturday 18 September: 10:00 - 16:00
Sunday 19 September: 10:00 - 14:00

Booking Details: No booking required

Access: Access to the tower is along a short clifftop path.

COVID-19 Considerations: This event will run in line with local & national government guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Contact for the day: Berwick HODS Team - 07966323231

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The former Coastguard Station, now run by Berwick Coastwatch, is located on the cliffs near Magdalene Fields Golf Course clubhouse (TD15 1NE). Drivers; to the north of the clubhouse, park in the small clifftop car park. Walkers approaching from the town centre should walk through Cow Gate in the town walls and walk along the path to the side of a deep ditch running towards the cliffs. If approaching from the north, just follow the clifftop paths.

Organised by

Berwick Heritage Open Days and Berwick Coastwatch