If you have your own webcam, there are lots of things you can do with it (see links to relevant articles below). However, you can also take advantage of webcams to explore for free your city, country and the rest of the world – and redefine what’s meant by ‘armchair traveller’!

Here are just a few of the webcams and webcam sites that you can delve into.

San Francisco FogCam

The world’s oldest operating webcam – live San Francisco views since the summer of 1994.


FogCam in San Francisco

Live World Webcam

Volunteer website with a search engine of thousands of live webcams. Organised by country, time zone, top viewed, category (over 50 to choose from – from ‘airports’ to ‘weather’) and more.

Live World Webcam


Commercial website with lots of webcam views from all over the globe.

Earthcam homepage


Felicity Holden is a Digital Unite tutor and a freelance writer.