About our webcam

Live Webcam With Sound - Bognor Regis Pier

The webcam you see the live images from, is situated on the pier at Bognor Regis (UK). It is with great thanks to the owners of Bognor Regis Pier to allow this camera to be installed.

It all started with an idea though in 2009

Bognor webcam view east

Back in 2009 having looked on the internet for information about Bognor Regis, it seemed that a lot more could included especially about some of Bognor's biggest assets; the beaches of Bognor Regis. So this website, Bognor Regis Beach was born.

One thing that was also lacking was a webcam to show the world what a great beach Bognor Regis has. Most of the beaches at Bognor Regis are family friendly and are easily accessible with parking for most areas right next to the beach.

In June 2012, this webcam was first setup, not only to help towards promoting tourism for Bognor Regis, but also for local business to get involved by being able to promote what they do.  Any local business can advertise with us. 

Technology

Bognor Beach Webcam

The camera that is producing the live view is an Earthcam Camera. The camera produces a 24/7 live internet streaming image. 

The camera has its own wiper along with a heating/demisting element for those damp rainy days and also an internal fan for when the sun is shining (which happens quite a lot in Bognor Regis). The camera is in a static position in that it has a fixed view, although it is zoomed into to show a closer image of the beach from time to time. Also at times throughout the year, the camera maybe re-positioned depending on the view and what events are taking place.

Please feel free to ask any questions about the camera, or visit our Website facebook page and follow is on Twitter.

We hope you enjoy the live webcam view. Please do view regularly to see changes or to just enjoy the sound of the sea.  - Happy viewing,  Colin Clark, founder of BognorRegisBeach.co.uk

Frequently asked question

Can the camera be turned round to face the other way ?

Answer - Sorry ... No.


The camera is fixed, installed on the East tower of the pier and is static. The reason this position was chosen (and it took a lot of thought) were due to the following reasons:

1. All of the prevailing weather comes form the West in Bognor Regis. During winter storms, the camera despite being protected somewhat by the rest of the pier structure was frequently covered in sea/salt spray. Even though it has a wiper, we found  it difficult to keep the front glass clean. If it was on the other side, this effect would have been considerably worse and viewing would be severely compromised.

2. The West tower (facing West), houses air conditioning fans which are very noisy. This noise would drown out the sounds of the sea and seagulls.

3. It was felt that overall throughout the year, that the East view was better.

4. It was far more convenient to locate the camera where it currently is due to power and internet connection.

Although the camera in its current location can be swung round to view the West, due to the position/location of the camera on the Pier and the camera field of view, if it were to be turned round the view would be mostly of the pier structure and nothing of the sea. We have also had a few enquiries about placing another camera facing West. Due to the cost of the setup and the above points, this at present is not possible.

Comments

Great Idea - can see the beach and sea even when I'm far away!

WOW JUST GREAT!!! Saw it mentioned in this weeks local paper so tuned in soon after. Am now hooked, keep looking in. Saw a man going along with a metal detector on Sunday morning, watched one of the boats being pulled back up the beach later that day. My sister in Australia has just got an iPad so that we can keep in 'tapping' touch. Have told her about it,so she will watch. Thanks so much.

I recon this could be a great tool for attracting more visitors to Bognor. A cam in Hotham Park, the High Street and of course the west side of the pier would be great. Could council funding be sort???

What a fantastic service! Sitting here in overcast, grey Guildford. Just checked your camera and we are on the way...... save us a spot on the beach!

What a fantastic thing to do Colin. So very many thanks for doing this. I had longed for a webcam of the sea at Bognor for so long so that I needn't go out and brave the wind and waves during stormy weather in the winter. I forgot how interesting it would be just to see the sea rolling in even of calm and sunny days and as a plus to be able to see the fishing boats coming and going. Once again, many thanks from a happy viewer as I now have a sea view despite living a little inland..

Fantastic ! Thank you for this, a little piece of home on tap wherever we are in the world !! Great idea !

thank you so much for making the webcam available online,... I used to work in Bognor and still miss the place now,.. pity there cant be another webcam on the front of the pier (above the entrance to the amusements) showing the golf course, etc. :-)

This is a great idea. Whenever I miss my old home I can see it from my new one in Texas.

I really enjoy watching the Bognor Beach webscam from the storms rolling in to just a bit of tranquility when I need a quiet couple of minutes to recharge and all from the comfort and safety of my nearby home.
Thank you, there should be more around Bognor and surrounding areas.

I am feeling closer to the dear ones especially on a hurricane night...I am 12 h ahead in Shanghai so watching sleepy Bognor even windy makes me feel slightly better !

Wonderful webcam action. You should sell the sound track of the surf and wind for a sleep aid as it works for me. Are those fishing boats in the fore or just for pleasure rides. Lovely view , its now my first port of call every morning when I turn on the comp. Thank you

They are fishing boats in the foreground and go out most days very early in the morning. They then get hauled back up by a very old tractor.

I'm glad I discovered this website, I am Brazilian, I lived in Bognor seven years from 2005 to 2011, and returned to Brazil, but I love West Sussex, Bognor, I'm really happy to see a part of this city, the beach that made ​​much walk, many thanks to you all.

Ivonio Bispo da Rocha

Best live webcam on the net, most interesting !

Having just bought a property in the area I was pleased to fine the Bognor Beach web cam. It's fantastic being able to see the area even if we are not there full time. Well done. Great job.

The web cam in brilliant. Does anyone know if it is possible to look back to previous days? Nick.

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