Virtual Windows to Gloucester: Webcams with “real-time” views around town

June 25, 2020 / History/Maritime, Outdoor Adventures, Things to Do & See

Exploring Gloucester, Massachusetts by foot, car, boat, or other mode of transportation are great ways to enjoy our authentic seaside city. However, an alternative and fun way to explore this destination location is through the live stream of a webcam. It offers a variety of virtual experiences any time of the day from the comfort of your home or really from anywhere with access to technology.

Catch a real-time glimpse of what’s happening in and around our historic seaside community through several live web streams found at key locations. From beautiful sandy beaches to serene nature conservation land, to our vibrant working waterfront, explore Gloucester from a whole new virtual perspective.

By viewing these live streams, they may likely inspire you to pack a bag and drive up to see us in person!

Ebb & Flow with Good Harbor Beach at Blue Shutters Inn 

Relax and unwind any time of the day with this gorgeous view of Good Harbor Beach from our friends who operate this charming beachside inn. The camera is set up to provide the most beautiful sunrises along the shoreline – truly magical!

Click here to catch the live-stream views at Blue Shutter Inn.

Working Waterfront Views from Maritime Gloucester 

See the activity of the working waterfront from two unique virtual options at Maritime Gloucester – the Pier and Harbor View and the Railway View. You’ll likely catch schooner sails heading out for a charter, private vessels grabbing their moorings for the evening, and the Harbormaster’s Launch boat captains providing a great service to our incoming boating community.

Click here to catch the live-stream views at Maritime Gloucester.

Long Beach escape from Cape Ann Motor Inn

OK, Bar None! This webcam location provides the most beautiful, unobstructed sunrises you’ll ever see! Watch the waves flow, catch a view with surfers or just soak in the beautiful ocean vistas of Long Beach.

Click here to catch the live-stream views at Cape Ann Motor Inn.

Nature abounds at Lobsta Land Restaurant  

Scenic marsh views, beautiful sunsets, and Ospreys! Calling all nature lovers to enjoy views of the marsh showcasing nature’s treasures. Since 2017, Lobsta Land Restaurant and the Essex County Greenbelt have partnered together to live stream an Osprey nest situated on one of the Greenbelt’s salt marshes not far from the restaurant. Resident Osprey nesters, Annie and Squam, have returned for the third year in a row to build a nest in hopes of producing a clutch of eggs. Catch the webcam to see what hatches this season!

Click here to catch the live-stream views of the Ospreys near Lobsta Land Restaurant.