|Page updated:||13:44:49 GMT|
|Image updated:||13:44:15 GMT|
Images are refreshed every 2 minutes. Press Refresh/reload in your browser to see the latest image.
You can choose a view out to sea or along the beach: Beach
Camera provided by Mark Elsom-Cook at Learning Technology Services Ltd
The cameras automatically reset themselves each night. Unless there is a hardware failure, no camera should be unavailable for more than 24 hours. Please wait that long before reporting a glitch. Each camera runs on completely separate hardware, but they share an Internet connection.
If you have questions about the camera, check our FAQ to see if that helps, otherwise feel free to email us
Sorry about the poor views. There is a layer of salt on the glass. We cannot get access to clean it off, so we will just have to wait for rain. It is quite a rare event - only when there are big waves and a strong onshore wind. In this case, the wind was so strong that many of the lamp-posts on the seafront have had to be removed because they were in danger of falling down!
I will be replacing the windows later in the year so it becomes possible to clean the glass.
Software and hardware changes (plus change of ISP) at beginning of March seem to have resulted in a huge improvement in reliability.
The cameras have now been running since 2005, and have continuously grown in popularity. This has been purely by word of mouth. We recently passed 400,000 hits per month and expect to get to 500,000 quite soon. About 30% of our users are located in the region, and about 30% outside the UK. Over half the access is from browsers on mobile devices.
Comments about the camera (preferably constructive): please email email@example.com