St Ives Coastguard Lookout

St Ives Coastguard Lookout

The St Ives National Coastwatch Station (Golva Borthia in Cornish) was (re)opened in 1999.

The station is located on the Island, on the site of a battery of guns to defend the coast from the French in the 1860s.

The station was operative until 1994 when many local watch stations were closed.

It is now manned by volunteers in order to safeguard the lives of sea and coastal users

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