Here’s a list of my favorite Puget Sound webcams which are great for checking tide levels, to track incoming freighters to surf, ship spotting and to see how the Sound looks in different conditions.

Ballard Elks Sunset Cam

I helped install this one (a Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera) as our Elks Paddling Club was looking for a way to see Shilshole Bay for all of the above purposes.  We even saw Poulsbo’s 4th of July fireworks show last year! (it goes black and white at night).

Use the cam to watch ships in the shipping lanes and going in and out of the Ballard Locks. The MarineTraffic app will help ID the boating traffic. It’s also a great resource for checking tides, wind and Shilshole Bay weather.  The Elks cam is also listed on the Windy app.






Port Townsend Web Cam

You can control the camera direction of this cam! A great wide direction view of Admiralty Inlet shipping lanes and the town of Port Townsend.





Race Rocks Cams

Island SW of Victoria, BC.  You can control both remotely and there’s sound of the wildlife in the background.  Race Rocks gets a ton of wind and waves, usually blowing 50-60 knots!

There’s two cams:

Cam 1 – On top of the Lighthouse

Cam 2 – Located on the north side of the island at Great Race Rocks.









Skunk Bay Webcam

Skunk Bay is between Hansville and Cape Foulweather on the Kitsap Peninsula.  This site has several Puget Sound webcams as well as detailed local weather as Skunk Bay Weather.  Very cool site.

Track Seventy48 racers every June!

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