There is a variety of webcams in Swanage broadcasting live throughout the day.
To check the weather, sea state or to see what’s happening in town, simply click the links below to begin viewing.
Swanage Lifeboat Station
It’s a useful cam to check in with before heading out on the water with your kayak or paddle board as it will give you a good visual of the sea state and weather conditions in real time.
You might also get the chance to see the Swanage RNLI Lifeboat being launched as it happens.
Check out the Swanage Lifeboat Station webcam here: www.swanagelifeboat.org.uk/webcam
Corbens Estate Agents
Located on the southern side of Swanage, this webcam provides a view over to Ballard Down across Swanage Bay and is a quick way to check the weather and cloud cover in Swanage.
This cam refreshes every 60 seconds and can be viewed here: www.corbens.co.uk/webcam/index.htm
Swanage Railway Station
Views from this camera show Swanage Railway station’s track, as well as the platform from the signal box – perfect for watching your favourite steam train arrive into town when you’re away.
It’s also a great way to catch a glimpse of special steam locomotives as they visit Swanage.
You can view the live Railway webcam here: maybach.railcam.co.uk/Swanage_43965/embed.html
Corfe Castle Station
This live webcam provides views of the station platform, with Corfe Castle itself in the background.
You can watch from afar as the signalman crosses the tracks to wave trains through from Swanage and Norden, as well as station staff welcoming passengers onto the platform.
See what’s happening now: maybach.railcam.co.uk/Corfe_14435/embed.html
See how busy it is in town with a view from the Snackbar on the High Street – a small, but perfectly-formed cocktail bar with a lively atmosphere along a popular stretch of restaurants, shops and pubs.
Check out Snackbar’s webcam: www.snackbarswanage.co.uk/webcam/page.aspx
Wildlife webcam – RSPB Arne
Swanage and Purbeck are home to an array of flora and fauna.
One of the best places to do a bit of wildlife-spotting is at the RSPB Arne Nature Reserve, which is a short drive from Swanage (25-30 minutes).
See what’s happening at Arne now via the RSPB’s live bird-feeder webcam: youtu.be/z2YXRazll4Y