Watchful Webcams

Published March 12th, 2021 Watchful Webcams Published in: General

When you are away from Cornwall, it is still possible to see what is taking place in many places throughout the duchy, through the many live webcams there are here. From the comfort of your own armchair, you can get a glimpse into Cornwall life in real time.

Webcams are useful for obtaining a favourable view of the local area especially if you are considering a visit to a particular place and would like to check it out.

These webcams provide a unique insight into what is taking place here in Cornwall and are found in some of our most beautiful spots.

Underneath are a pick of some of our favourite webcams.

Port Gaverne, North Cornwall

Found nestled away next to the renowned Port Isaac is the less well known and frequently overlooked secluded cove of Port Gaverne. This secluded village sits peacefully in a sheltered cove with a picturesque setting. It is tranquil haven here in Cornwall.

Popular with outdoor activities especially walkers along the South West Coast Path owing to the magnificent coastal views. A small sandy beach, rockpools and caves, are revealed at low tide.

You cannot beat the views on a stormy day when the waves roll in and crash against the shore.

The webcam provides stunning views of the headland, beach and village.


Porthleven Harbour

The webcam here looks out over the outer harbour. There are clear views over the harbour entrance and the clock tower and you can watch the comings and goings of the busy harbour. Select the full screen option for the best viewing.

The coastal town of Porthleven is another fantastic spot for storm watching; this area is often exposed to powerful ocean swells. Waves frequently are in excess of 2 metres high and you can even measure the size of the surf as it pounds the harbour.

What could be better than all the excitement of a raging storm from the warm and dry comfort of your home.


Porthmeor Beach

There is a webcam located at the north-eastern end of the beach and it produces superb views over the sand and surf of this delightful beach. This superb beach frequently tops polls as one of the county’s top beaches and it’s not difficult to see why.

The webcam is also ideally positioned to capture the incredible sunsets here. They are not to be missed.

You can also keep an eye on surf conditions, the weather, or merely enjoy the breathtaking views of the beach and the gorgeous coastal views.


Minack Theatre, West Cornwall

There are two live streaming webcams at this unique open-air theatre with its spectacular clifftop location, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. There is a webcam facing across Porthcurno Bay towards Logans Rock.

The other webcam centres on a view of the stage from the Press seats. So if you are unable to make an actual visit, you can still catch a performance as they happen live on the stage of this spectacular venue.

Attain remarkable views of this dramatic and stunning location and the some of the most stunning coastal views here in Cornwall. Regardless of the weather the views are guaranteed to delight.

The two static webcams update every 30 seconds.


St Michael’s Mount, West Cornwall

Viewers are presented with unparalleled views of the iconic St Michaels Mount and Mounts Bay from the webcam on the terrace of Mounts Haven Hotel, Marazion.

Viewers are able to observe this notable tidal island and watch the comings and goings of boats and visitors. The changes in weather and watch as the sun sets and rises again over this iconic landmark.

Typically enjoy views of sailboats, windsurfers, paddle boarders and maybe even some wildlife.

The feed is updated every 60 seconds and in addition there is a live streaming video. The live feed allows you to capture snapshots and also view time-lapses of the tides rising and falling and boats ferrying visitors across.


Looe Harbour

There are actually three webcams in Looe, a charming and historic fishing village. The small village is divided in two by the River Looe, which flows between East and West Looe, they are connected by a seven arched Victorian bridge.

The webcam below is situated in an unrivalled position in the centre of West Looe. The live camera takes in the harbour and town. Viewers can observe people undertaking their routine business. See the fishing boats coming back with their daily catch.


There are many more webcams dotted throughout Cornwall, most towns and villages along the coast have them, as well as many beaches. They are valuable for keeping an eye on the weather, tides and sea conditions when planning a trip to the beach.