Webcams offer an incredible opportunity for potential visitors to get a taste of the wide range of experiences that the Norfolk has to offer – from nature lovers looking to spot Peregrines at Norwich Cathedral, to exploring the Broads and enjoying Norfolk’s idyllic scenery from the comfort of your armchair. They’re also a great way to see if the tide’s in or out and checking the surf.
One of the beautiful things about webcams is how viewers can enjoy the changing of the seasons across multiple locations. While most people are likely to visit during the summer, the breath-taking natural beauty of the Broads during autumn and winter should not be missed.
With so many located around the region, there is sure to be a Norfolk webcam to suit every interest. We’ve collected some of our favourite webcams for viewing the scenery, people-watching and enjoying the peaceful Norfolk countryside:
Norwich Market (Camsecure)
Located opposite City Hall, this webcam is fitted on The Sir Garnet pub and overlooks Norwich market. This view is ideal for those who enjoy people watching and offers the best seat in the house for events like the city’s Christmas light switch-on.
Norwich Cathedral Peregrine Live Webcam
(Hawk and Owl Trust, seasonal)
This seasonal webcam is ideal for bird-watchers. Thanks to the Hawk and Owl Trust, a nesting platform was installed on the spire of Norwich Cathedral in 2011. Due to the platform’s height and a non-intervention policy, the peregrines are monitored by cameras, allowing viewers to watch the birds nesting and hoping to see eggs hatching in the spring.
Poppyland & nearby
Cromer – view from the Rocket House Cafe (Magicseaweed)
Cromer Pier (enlarge the video for better quality)
Sheringham Seafront (Visit Sheringham)
Panning across the seafront, Sheringham’s coastal webcam gives viewers a taste of the outstanding views that can be discovered walking on this charming beach and long promenades, which are part of the Norfolk Coastal Path.
Sheringham Station (North Norfolk Railway)
Sheringham Station 2 (North Norfolk Railway)
North Norfolk Railway provide a number of webcams for Sheringham Station, which are not only ideal for people-watching or seeing the trains come and go but are also useful for checking the weather in the region due to the micro-climate of the Cromer Ridge region of north Norfolk. Because of this, the weather can often be slightly different to the rest of the country – slightly warmer in the summer and dramatically misty in the winter.
East Norfolk (including the Broads)
Great Yarmouth Seafront (Great Yarmouth Council)
A pair of webcams provide a great view of what Great Yarmouth’s seafront has to offer. The first focuses on the golden mile of seaside entertainments and the second shows off Central Beach. These webcams are excellent for checking the weather before heading out and for enjoying the nostalgia of a traditional British holiday by the sea.
Three Rivers Race Webcams – Horning (Horning Sailing Club)
Horning Sailing Club currently provide six webcams to deliver live coverage of the Three Rivers Race, one of the most noted sailing events on the Broads which is usually held on the first weekend in June.
Potter Heigham Bridge and the Broads Haven Marina (Herbert Woods)
In the heart of the broads, Potter Heigham is located on the River Thurne. This webcam is located on a 14th century bridge in the village and is located next to a marina where holidaymakers can hire boats to explore the broads.
Scratby beach – looking north (Beachside Holidays)
Blakeney & nearby
View from The White Horse in Blakeney (Glaven Valley)
Located at The White Horse Hotel, this webcam is useful for those planning to visit the Blakeney marshes and enjoy some of the finest views in the region. As well as offering a beautiful view itself, the webcam will help visitors to check on tide movements and the weather before setting out.
Burnham Overy Staithe – West (Burnham Overy Boathouse)
Burnham Overy Staithe – East (Burnham Overy Boathouse)
Wells Harbour (Port and Harbour of Wells-next-the-Sea)
This dynamic webcam switches between multiple views, allowing viewers to enjoy the sight of boats coming and going from Wells Harbour. The harbour is thought to be around 600 years old and now welcomes a diverse range of boats, from fishing and holidaymakers to the Albatross – a restaurant and bar built into 19th century clipper.
Please contact us if you can suggest any good Norfolk webcams we haven’t listed.
Also, let us know if any of those above are permanently broken.
Thank you. 🙂