Guardians of Exmouth coast unveil new webcam for water users to see the sea condition before leaving home

Water users and beach goers heading for Exmouth can see in real-time what conditions are like before they arrive thanks to a new seafront webcam.

Improvements to the National Coastwatch Institution (NCI) station, on Exmouth seafront, includes a webcam upgrade which shows live-stream footage from the shoreside along to the marina and across the Exe estuary towards Cookwood.

The town’s NCI said those heading for Exmouth’s coast could now get a ‘very clear impression’ of seafront conditions before leaving home.

The webcam, mounted on the NCI lookout tower some 35 feet above sea level, can be accessed by the public through Exmouth NCI’s website.

Ivor Jones, station manager, said: “We are delighted at the clarity of the image.

“Water users can now clearly see the weather and wave conditions for themselves.

“We are already getting praise from the kite-surfing community for the improvements”

Scaffolding on the Queen’s Drive lookout was removed after the month-long maintenance and camera upgrading took place.

Exmouth NCI said COVID-19 restrictions meant the work was extended because parts took longer to arrive.

See the live-stream Exmouth NCI webcam here.

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