San Diego live cam
View of the San Diego Bay and Coronado Bridge from Coasterra

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San Diego

We couldn’t fit San Diego in just one shot, I’m sure you’ll agree: there’s just way too much to see!

Our live cam on the San Diego Bay moves along the 12 mile shoreline and catches all the early morning sunsets, brushstrokes of vivid red, orange and yellow outline the city skyline…the view will leave you speechless.

This panoramic tour sets off from the San Diego-Coronado Bridge and sways along the North Harbor Drive all the way to the US Coast Guard and to the San Diego International Airport, in between images of marinas, museum ships, aircraft carriers and charming sail boats; an urban environment rendered surreal by the continuous landing and departing of planes resulting in one of our most dynamic and unique shots!

Planning a trip to Southern California? Get acquainted with the bay area via our San Diego live cam.

 

Fun Facts

Do not miss out on the city’s incredible 4th of July celebrations. The famous Big Bay Boom, one of the country’s largest firework displays, is an annual event held in the bay area since 2001; the show is partially visible via our San Diego live webcam. Identical pyrotechnics are simultaneously launched by the participating barges offering an absolutely amazing spectacle!

Curious enough, in 2012 a computer glitch hastily set off the 7,000 fireworks prepared for the evening, instead of the intended 17-minute show, the audience witnessed an unexpected and, for some, even frightening 1-minute discharge.

Cam on-line since: 11/07/2017

Comments

  • avatar
    • 3 weeks ago
    • Capture Sam

    2aug19--Seen is the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum featuring the USS Midway ( CV-41 ) aircraft carrier. ( The downtown skyline contains no super-talls, as a regulation put in place by the Federal Aviation Administration in the jul19--1970s set a 500 feet (152 m) limit on the height of buildings within a one-mile (1.6 km) radius of the San Diego International Airport. The County Administration building is the pinkish one in my capture of (7nov 9PM SKYLINE ). The marina and the coast guard station can also be observed. The Coronado Bridge can be seen at the far right of the 'live cam's' movement ,, which leads to a hole nother whirled. EnJoy EnJoy

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • Wisconsin Pam

    Thank you Greg & J. Funny. You are a wealth of information. I think I can see a missle sticking up
    to the right in the picture, too.

  • avatar
    • 4 weeks ago
    • J. Funny

    15:59 July 24 - Hi W. Pam, Hey, I goofed with my last post. The date was July 23 (not July 24).

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • J. Funny

    19:37 July 24 - Hi Wisconsin Pam, Yes, the ship you spoke about is an aircraft carrier. And Gregg is correct, it's The Midway. It's named after the WWII Midway battle in 1942 in the South Pacific. The ship was commissioned in 1945, and missed the end of the war by one week. It was decommissioned in 1992. Went into storage in Bremerton, WA until 2003. It was then donated as a 501c(3) to the San Diego Aircraft Carrier Museum Organization. And it was opened as a museum in 2004. It is quite majestic looking at nighttime on this webcam. And it has an arc string of red white and blue lights strung from bow to stern above the ship. Very impressive. I like it when the camera pans to it.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Gregg

    @Pam: It's the USS Midway and is a museum now :)

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Wisconsin Pam

    J Funny, there seems to be a big military ship docked here. I can't tell if it is an aircraft carrier or a
    battleship. (I'm not any kind of military expert.) Wondering if the ship is heading out to the middle east?
    Does anyone know what kind of ship this is?

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • J. Funny

    18:48 July 21 - Here comes Southwest Airlines, and there goes Alaska Airlines. Planes and people coming and going.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Paul

    @peter, I’ve just started to view this camera after a few months off it and I can’t see any movement whatsoever! It used to pan all the way to the USA naval dock and back towards the runway and if you were lucky see the planes landing.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • J. Funny

    22:41 July 19 - Thanks Peter for the info.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Peter

    This camera used to pan faster. You could pick up a plane and follow it, now it's pans much slower.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • J. Funny

    13:15 July 19 - Hi Paul, Since I have been watching this cam, I think that the camera is programmed to stay still and to also pan. I don't think there is a problem. The host is a restaurant, and sometimes somebody or something bumps the camera and the view will be their decking floor. But then somebody shortly afterwards notices that and repositions it. Because the flooring view doesn't last long, I wonder if there's a screen indoors where people can watch the cam. Just my guess. Take heart, stay tuned in. The weekend is here and there should be some good boat activity. I also enjoy watching the planes very much. Oh, and see you in Kenya, etc.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Paul

    The last time I viewed this camera it panned around, you could view the planes landing! Does any viewers know what the problem is? Also j.funny and w.pam I also view the kenya camera!

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Frank

    Thanks Skyline for this great Airport Cam.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • J. Funny

    16:22 July 17 - Planes taking off, landing, taxiing, and the yellow DHL plane is sitting on the tarmac. All kinds of vehicle traffic on the street and freeway also keeps things interesting on this Skyline cam.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • J. Funny

    19:00 July 15 - Hi W. Pam - Oh oh, the camera got bumped or slipped again, and only have a view of the restaurant deck floor. Thanks for the St. Lawrence Seaway info. Speaking of hot San Diego, yes it's hot there, but you get just outside the city and it's hot desert type terrain in my opinion. I would stay in town, or on Coronado Island and walk on the beach. Next door to SD is LaJolla....nice.

  • avatar
    • 1 month ago
    • Wisconsin Pam

    J. Funny, in answer to your question about how the tall ships and freighters get into Lake Michigan,
    it's called the St. Lawrence Seaway. When I was in grade school in the 1950's I remember winning a speech contest that I wrote about the opening of the St. Lawrence Seaway. In 1961 my folks and I took a trip to see Niagra Falls and were stopped for hours, unable to cross the Sioux St. Marie bridge
    because Queen Elizabeth's Royal Yacht was passing underneath.
    Milwaukee and Chicago (Calumet Harbor) are major international ports.
    More planes landing and taking off today? I'll bet it's hot there. It's hot HERE! 93 F.