Live Beach Cam
Check out your favorite Outer Banks live beach cam anytime and always know what is happening at the beach!
Do a virtual surf check
Discover your favorite OBX Beach
Watch the wildlife
Select your Outer Banks Live Beach Cam:
The Avalon Fishing Pier Cam
The Avalon Pier was in built in 1958 and the Avalon beach access is located right next to the pier. After some time in the surf and sand, take a stroll out on the pier and see what folks are catching. Want to get closer to the action? Bring your own poll or rent one from the pier shop. With the renovated bar, "vintage" arcade and Awful Arthurs right across the street, this location has it all. Tune into the live beach cam, so you never miss what is happening on the Avalon Pier Fishing Cam.
Closest Access to the Avalon Beach Bungalow OBX
The First Street Outer Banks Beach Cam
Located at mile post 7.5 - At this access, you will find parrallel parking, showers and a beach look out. In the off season, a full parking lot typcally means some fun surf. We love this access for its close proximity to the Chill Surf Bungalow and its very pet friendly, almost always stocked, puppy poop bags. Keep our OBX beaches clean please! Tune into the Live Beach Came to check in on the First Street Cam and always know what is happening at the beach!
Closest Access to the Chill Surf Bungalow (Hammocks + Surfboards)
The Kitty Hawk Pier Cam
The Jennette's Pier Beach Cam
The Rodanthe Beach Cam
Frisco Pier Live Cam
The Cape Hatteras Beach Cam
Buxton is a town found along the Cape Hatteras National Sea Shore. It is home to one of Live Swell's favorite shelling spots, see our post Outer Banks Sea Shells: Secrets from a Shell Whisperer. But Buxton is a visitor favorite for its epic fishing off Cape Point, windsurfing the Canadian Hole or catching the views from The Cape Hatteras Lighthouse, better known as the Wave Magnet, where you may just catch some surf. Tons of hidden gem shops, galleries and restaurants along the way.
What is the OBX?
The OBX stands for the Outer Banks and are a 200 mile string of barrier islands. You will often hear local's use the term "life on a sandbar" to explain the unique experience of living in the Outer Banks. Folks who love the OBX, love it for its epic surf, endless pristine beaches, amazing seafood and laidback local vibe.
What to eat: Outer Banks Seafood Market
Benefiting from the Atlantic and two major North American currents (The Gulf Stream + Labrador Current), the OBX is a seafood lover's paradise. Grill or cook up your favorite seafood from fish fish, green tail shrimp, blue crab, oysters plus more from any of the deliscious local markets. Carawan's Seafood, O'Neal's Seafood Harvest, and Billy's are our favorite! But hey, sometimes on vacation we don't want to cook! The Outer Banks has plenty of cafe's and restarants for all taste buds to fall in love with.
Check out our Outer Banks Restaurant Guide for a list of our favorite places.
Airbnb Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals
The Live Swell Beach Bungalows are a boutique brand of vacation rentals. Each of our bungalows have been handpicked and restored to the original charm with a modern touch. Inspired from Micheal's surf lifestyle, and equipped with amenities like surfboards and beach carts, you will enjoy a true beach experience. The best part is, you don't have to leave your pup behind. Just imagine walking on the beach as your dog runs along side you! Our bungalows are all pet friendly, so everyone can go to the beach! View our beach bungalows and if you'd like to bring your pet on your next Outer Banks vacation!