Check the tide, waves and how busy the beach is before heading down for your daily stroll, or visit virtually from afar with our brand new webcam (now live!) covering Swanage Bay.

We know you miss Swanage when you’re away – but with our webcam you’ll always be close to the sea.

To check the weather, sea state or to see what’s happening in and around town, simply scroll down to begin viewing.

Swanage Webcam – Live 24/7 Stream Of Swanage Bay

This stream is provided directly from and provides a live 24/7 view of Swanage bay.

Alternatively, browse a selection of other local webcams in Swanage – featured below – which all broadcast live throughout the day.

Swanage Lifeboat Station

Webcam showing Swanage Bay from Swanage Lifeboat Station

This live stream covers Swanage Bay across to Old Harry Rocks

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:

Corbens Estate Agents

Webcam screenshot showing view across to Ballard Down

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:

Swanage Railway Station

Screenshot Swanage Station webcam with yellow train

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:

Corfe Castle Station

Corfe Castle station webcam with signalman waving train through

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:


Screenshot of webcam showing Swanage High Street from Snackbar

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.

High Street leads to various seafront eateries, as well as Swanage Pier, Peveril Point, Prince Albert Gardens and the Downs.

Check out Snackbar’s webcam:

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: