When I started setting up Dawlish Beach Cams in late 2013 I never expected it to become what it has today.
What started as a single camera operation, with a few thousand followers, has now expanded to 4 static cameras with over 60,000 followers over all social media channels.
We first went live with San Remo Cam on 4th March 2014. Just weeks after the great storm and many people flocked to our site to watch the repairs being made to the sea wall.
Simon came on board to help with Social Media shortly after. He has managed to nurture some amazing relationships with Network Rail, GWR and many others which has got us in to some unique places, allowing us to bring you some great footage including Laira which hasn’t been open to the public since the early 90’s. We also have some exciting projects coming up, beginning with Long Rock open day with GWR. We will release details of the others as we get nearer but, these are exciting times and we believe you will enjoy what those plans will bring.
In May 2015 we added the Blenheim Camera. This was our first camera to be free as it was supported by local advertising.
Last year, Waterside Holiday Lets generously Sponsored San Remo Cam which allowed us to air this camera for free for the first time.
5 Years later and we still have up to 20,000 visitors a day to our website and our live streams have over 2 million minutes of watch time per month.
To celebrate our 5th birthday, we have opened up our Platinum subscription for FREE until 10th March 2019 so that you can have a look at what our top of the range subscription has to offer. We believe our added enhancements of multi screen, rewind and of course the train tracker from Railcam make this the ultimate way to view the cams.
We are now looking to expand and bring more cameras for you to enjoy but we need your support to fund this goal.
Thank you for supporting us over the past 5 years and here’s to many more.
Founder of Dawlish Beach Cams