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Coastal Bar Webcams

Coastal Bar Webcams

Columbia River Bar CrossingAny plans to head to the Oregon or Washington coast and either contemplating crossing a bar or just curious about the conditions. You are in luck then as the Coast Guard and NOAA have installed 10 web cams along some of our more dangerous coastal bars and two in Washington. This new website gives up-to-date information about bar/weather conditions and coastal boaters can see for themselves, what conditions look like.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/pqr/marine/bars_mover.php

Another one that may be of interest but is not supported by the Cost Guard is the webcams at Charleston Marina http://www.charlestonmarina.com/webcams.htm.  This one does require a login of sorts which is provided at the linked page.

Port of Brookings is providing a number of webcams as well that can be viewed at http://www.port-brookings-harbor.com/webcams.

These are some fantastic resources, and the Coast Guard ones work in concert with the 1610 AM radio broadcasts!  Go check it out and be safe on the water.

 

* WARNING: Safe navigation is the responsibility of the operator of each vessel. The Coast Guard and NOAA provide information to assist mariners in navigating safely. The information on this page will be updated every four hours or when local bar conditions and/or restrictions change. The information provided reflects conditions at the time the bar was observed and may not reflect current conditions. Bar conditions are subject to change without notice. This report should NOT be used as the sole source of information when making a decision to cross the bar. Mariners are advised to use all means available to safely evaluate bar conditions and risk before crossing the bar.