Storm watch: Take our West Country webcam tour

This was the scene at Westward Ho! Credit: Graham Hobbs

Residents and holidaymakers in the West Country are being warned of the dangers around the coastline as extreme weather conditions are forecast over the next 48 hours.

Among the several warnings in place is one to storm-watchers, who may be planning on heading out to observe the strong winds, thrashing waves and coastal surges.

Emergency services are advising people not to go into the water or put themselves at risk.

Instead, why don't you take a look at the conditions across the region by putting your feet up at home and browsing some of the West Country's webcams?

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West Bay

West Bay’s webcam offers views of both the harbour and the bay – the dramatic Dorset coastline made famous in the ITV series Broadchurch.

With weather conditions looking tumultuous over the next couple of days, the waves in West Bay are expected to be extremely high.

The seaside town of Weymouth has a harbourside webcam showcasing its colourful houses and glistening harbour. You may even spot a seal!


The strong winds and waves are picking up already in Clevedon. Credit: ITV West Country


Enjoy Burnham seafront and the Pier Pavilion – said to be the shortest seaside pier in Britain.

Want to watch the tide come and go in the coastal town of Watchet?

Here’s your chance.

The festival may have been called off but if you want to see a little insight into the town itself then here it is…

Glastonbury Town centre Credit: Glastonbury Town Council


Exmouth’s seafront is a good one to watch the weather change - and spot people out for their daily dose of exercise (although they may give it a miss this weekend!)

Exmouth seafront Credit: Exmouth Interactive Webcam

The quaint village of Clovelly is a relaxing webcam to watch. Not very much happens apart from the ebb and flow of the tides - you can almost smell the herrings! However, you might be able to see a little more this weekend.

Clovelly at low tide. Credit: Visit Clovelly

If you’re not a Torquay local then why not take a virtual visit to view the town?

Torquay looking quiet during lockdown. Credit: Camsecure CCTV Credit: Camsecure CCTV


If watching wildlife is more your thing than storm-watching, then Langford Lakes nature reserve webcam may be for you…

Langford Lakes nature reserve. Credit: Wiltshire Wildlife


If you’re a fan of more exotic wildlife then this may be your bag... Birdland has a 'bird’s eye view' of its penguin enclosure.

Penguin enclosure. Credit: Birdland


If you were meant to be holidaying in Cornwall this Summer, or have one planned, you may well have had a trip to St Ives in mind.

Why not get as close as you can with a virtual view instead? If your trip is scheduled for this weekend, you might find this handy to look at before heading out.

St Ives. Credit: Aspects Holidays

There may not be a performance on but the view from The Minack Theatre out across the Atlantic Ocean is breathtaking on a sunny day.

Views for days... Credit: Minack Theatre

If staring out to sea is usually a pastime of yours then this view is for you. See the seagulls swirling over Penzance Promenade.

Penzance promenade. Credit: Aspects Holidays

In Bude you can see almost all of the views you may spot on a visit from the town to Compass Point.

Summerleaze Beach. Credit: Bude Stratton Town Council and The Castle Bude


Transport yourself to the Isles of Scilly, without travelling at all through this ocean-facing webcam.

St Mary's Credit: St Mary's Hall Hotel