We know you are all missing Cornwall’s beaches – so here’s how you can get your fix from the comfort of your own sofa.
As lockdown continues in the UK – we are all starting to miss our fix of Cornwall’s stunning beaches. The breathtaking stretches of golden sands and rugged coastlines are beginning to be nothing but a fond memory.
While it is tempting to go out – staying at home is the best thing we can all do to support our NHS and save lives! Luckily some of the county’s best beaches are still visible and all from the safety of your own home.
Here are our picks of Cornwall’s top seaside webcams…
The Minack is a unique theatre perched on the cliffs high above the Atlantic ocean.
The Minack Theatre is one of the world’s most famous outdoor theatres. Today, it welcomes more than 110,000 people a year to performances and 170,000 people come just to look round.
It is bound to be a bit quieter at the moment but luckily you can enjoy the stunning views from the theatre’s webcam.
It is enduring a face-lift at the moment so some parts of the prom aren’t open to the public…
Luckily you can still enjoy mesmerising views of Mount’s Bay and the comings and goings of Penzance Promenade from Aspect Holiday’s live webcam, showing the stunning outlook from The Carlton Penthouse.
St Ives Harbour
Situated in the shadow of the iconic Tate St Ives building, the mostly westerly beach in St Ives, Porthmeor is sandy, safe beach popular with surfers and swimmers alike.
Porthmeor has plenty of character and is often chosen as one of the county’s top beaches.
Luckily you can still enjoy its beauty – how about having a picnic in your living room while watching the sun set at Porthmeor on the webcam here.
The webcam in Mevagissey is located at The Wheelhouse, right on the harbour front, allowing for a stunning shot of the picturesque fishing village.
Watch the gulls fly over the harbour and the fishermen return from a hard day’s work.
Mousehole’s narrow harbour entrance is specially designed to protect the village from the worst of the winter gales.
You can still see the comings and goings of the harbour on the Aspect Holidays webcam.
And later in the year you can enjoy the beautiful Mousehole Christmas lights display.
There are a host of different views in Bude to enjoy – from the sea pool to the surf on Summerleaze Beach.
Enjoy a range of the sights of the town here.
St Michael’s Mount
There is nothing quite as thrilling or dramatic as crossing the causeway to St Michael’s Mount; a definite bucket list moment for when we are all back to normal.
It might be closed to the public at the moment but on this Marazoin webcam you can keep an eye on this famous tidal island and watch the comings and goings of this iconic landmark.
Watch the comings and goings of the harbour and tune in during stormy weather to storm watch from the comfort of your home.
The webcam is situated in The Ship Inn – right on the harbour’s edge.
The North Cornwall port of Padstow has seen its popularity swell over recent years and is usually a bustling harbour boasting some of the county’s top restaurants.
For the time being you can enjoy the views of a quiet Padstow harbour from the comfort of your own home here.
Get a bird’s eye glimpse of Falmouth harbour from the live webcam, located in an elevated position on the National Maritime Museum Cornwall’s lookout tower.
This webcam offers the view from the terrace of the harbour.
It overlooks Newquay Harbour and beyond, the spectacular sweep of Towan Beach, Great Western Beach, Tolcarne Beach and Lusty Glaze, with Porth Island jutting out into the Atlantic.
Original article published by Cornwall Live