Let’s Visit Cornwall’s Webcams

Mousehole Harbour, West Cornwall. Aspects Holidays

In these difficult days we have been spending more time on-line dreaming about where we would rather be than at home. Even for those of us based in Cornwall, we have been limited to where we can go until recently.

Which is why webcams have become so popular. I for one, had my second screen fixed on Mullion Cove for a few weeks at the start of lockdown, watching the tide roll out and roll in, the sun catching the island, or setting behind it, the occasional dog walker joining the lonely gull on the beach.

So, we thought it would be nice to introduce you to our favourite webcams from around Cornwall. We have tried to avoid the ones that require you to watch adverts beforehand, and the majority are Visit Cornwall members, so please take a look at their websites as well.


We will start off with Mullion Cove on the Lizard, where there are two webcams to enjoy, one of the harbour and one of the wider seascape.

Next it’s down to the Minack Theatre, perched on the edge of the cliffs down near Land’s End. You might be lucky and catch a show taking place, or see a basking shark out in the bay? It’s a stunning location and one that fully deserves to be included in our list.

Another place that has come to prominence due to story telling is Port Isaac, otherwise known as Port Wenn in the Doc Martin TV show. Our friends at John Bray Holidays have four webcams set up in that part of north Cornwall, but we like the Port Isaac one best as it scans across the harbour and into the village. Keep a look out for filming locations!

Another webcam in that area is based at Rick Steins in Padstow, and gives changing views of the harbour and estuary. Like Mullion, you can watch the tide come in and go out, but here it’s over golden sand, looking across towards Rock and up the Camel, or out to sea over the infamous Doom Bar.

A couple for animal lovers next. At Newquay Zoo you can compare the meerkats, everybody’s favourite little friends, whilst at Paradise Park, Hayle there’s a camera trained on the penguins.

And, if like the penguins, you enjoy a bit of water-based action, head over to the Watergate Bay webcam to see what the surf is like, or just enjoy a nice view of the beach. Most surfing beaches in Cornwall have a webcam so you can check things out before leaving home, including Fistral Beach in Newquay, and Sennen in the far west.

If you prefer something a bit gentler, why not relax watching the harbour in Looe? Still a working fishing port, if you time it right you will catch the boats coming in, or if you get up early, going out!

Talking of boats, our friends at the National Maritime Museum in Falmouth have a webcam looking up river, offering plenty of action from craft of all sizes from the smallest dinghy to ocean going cruise ships.

Finally, we finish off down at Mousehole in west Cornwall and a lovely view of the harbour courtesy of Aspects Holidays. If you look closely you might even spot the cat!

We hope you have enjoyed our virtual trip around Cornwall? To find out more about any of these area go to the map on our website and click on the links.