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Live beach cams

Lights, camera, action! Check out the all the action happening across our beaches in real time.

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Beach cameras

Beach Camera

If you would like to know if the beach is crowded, or whether the surf's up, or even if the sun's shining, we have access to 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.

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.

Visit our Media Centre for beach closure alerts.

Coastalwatch surfcams also display footage of our beaches:

Please note: these cameras should not serve as a safety tool. Safety information should be obtained through official water safety and weather forecasting services..

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