Pakefield Coastwatch is a member of the Sea Safety Group of Coastwatch stations.
In April 1938 the Royal Observer Corps, Group 14 Delta 4, reporting directly to Bury
St Edmunds H.Q., were stationed at the lighthouse. The roof was removed so that any
approaching aircraft or vessels could be clearly seen. Open to the elements some
of their watches could be cold and miserable, but this tedium was often relieved
by chatting to ATS. girls billeted in the cottages at the lighthouse. The holiday
camp was used as a Transit camp for refugees and troops of various nationalities.