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Live Beach Cams

If you would like to know if the beach is crowded, whether the surf’s up, or even if the sun’s shining, the Coastalwatch surfcams display footage of our beautiful beaches and nearby surf.


Coastalwatch surfcams

Burleigh Heads 




Main Beach 


Narrowneck Artificial Reef 

Narrowneck (high view) 

Palm Beach 

Rainbow Bay 

Seaway Spit 

Sea World

Snapper Rocks 

Surfers Paradise 

Surfers Paradise (high view) 


Argus cameras

We also provide you with access to Argus cameras which provide images that are collected every daylight hour and processed by computers to build up detailed information about how our beaches are behaving. The Argus cameras are operated by the Water Research Laboratory (WRL) at the University of New South Wales.

Coolangatta – Greenmount 

Rainbow Bay – Snapper Rocks 


Central Gold Coast – Palm Beach 

Northern Gold Coast 

This information is invaluable to City of Gold Coast’s coastal management staff and to university and government organisations studying beach behaviour such as erosion and sand bar formations.