Coastwatch St. Monans is a member of the Coastwatch Scotland group supporting HM Coastguard.

Coastwatch Scotland St. Monans cover a distant of 12 mile Coastline from Pittenween to Largo Bay.

Our station is fitted with a fixed VHF marine radio, five pairs of powerful bionoculars, one powerful telescope, cameras monitoring the Firth of Forth, life jackets, first aid kits , several hand held VHF radios, rescue helmets , torches plus other emergency equipment.


About us

Coastwatch Scotland was founded in 2005 in Irvine Ayrshire as an independent, non-governmental volunteer coastal monitoring and safety organisation.There  are currently several Units operatating:

Irvine Unit

Forth/St Monans Unit

Forth /West Fife Unit

Berwick on Tweed Unit.


Coastwatch Scotland is run entirely by volunteers who have an interest in and concern for safety of life at sea and on the coast.

St Monans Coastwatch Scotland in the East Neuk of Fife is based at Lookout near St Monans harbour in The St. Monans Windmill and was set up in 2011.  We are volunteer watchkeepers who actively monitor the Firth of Forth from Pitenweem to Lower Largo.

We regularly keep a lookout over the coast from the lookout and patrol surrounding areas. in an emergency we will contact the appropraite service to attend and offer assistance if and when require or requested. We also Offer coastal sea advice.







The Coastwatch St Monans unit is manned daily from 12:00 till 14:00 or any time 24hours as day in an emergency.

All volunteers are on call 24 hours each day 7 days a week by HM Coastguard pagers.

Coastwatch are looking for volunteers to help us keep the coastline safe.  Coastwatch is run entirely by volunteers Aged 16+ who have an interest in, and concern for, the safety of life at sea and on the coast.  Our volunteers give up a few hours each month (we are very flexible to members availability) maintaining a visual watch on coastal waters, beaches and harbours. Keeping a listening watch on the international distress frequency (channel 16 VHF) in support of search and rescue operations as well as monitoring channel 65 to issue local weather and sea conditions to vessals. If you are interested please come along to the windmill  or email John Kinsman at