If you’re away from the lake and the wind kicks up, checking out the surf on a webcam is the best way to keep your sanity before you can grab your kiteboarding or surfing gear and make for the beach. Most of these overlook Lake Michigan and are in order from north to south.
Ratings are purely opinion but have taken into account the view/s provided of the lake, image quality of the webcam feed, whether the webcam is streaming or still pictures, and compatibility with major web browsers and devices.
|Alpena Michigan Fixed still shot webcam overlooking the Alpena harbor. Nice view and weather information to boot.|
|Harbor Springs Bluff Cam Fixed still shot webcam in overlooking Harbor Springs Michigan. Really nice view. Com|
|Leland Michigan Cove Cam. Pan tilt zoom camera overlooking Lake Michigan and the fishing villiage of Leland. Camera is sometimes down but the view is really scenic.|
|Petoskey Michigan Web Cam over Lake Michigan. Good view of the Petoskey harbor.|
|Harbor Springs Webcam Great still shot view of the Lake. Timelapse video is also available.|
|Sleeping Bear Dunes Webcam in Empire Fixed live video webcam along the sleeping bear dunes shoreline. Great view of the beautiful shoreline.|
Silver Lake Web Cam Camera overlooking Silver Lake. Wide angle of lens provides good streaming view of Silver Lake and the sand dunes.
|Frankfort Michigan WebcamPan Tilt Zoom Webcam overlooking Lake Michigan in Frankfort. You can see the waves rolling in from way up above Lake Michigan. Streaming webcam feed is compatible with all browsers.|
|Manistee Surf Cam Pan Tilt Zoom high quality live video webcam in Manistee overlooking 5th Avenue Beach and the historic pier. Streaming webcam feed is compatible with all browsers.|
|Ludington Web Cam near Stearns Park Pan Tilt Zoom user controllable Camera in Ludington. Nice view of the harbor and user controllable is a plus. Often times the camera is down.|
|White Lake and Montague webcam overlooking Lake Michigan. Cam is mounted inside the historic lighthouse. User controllable pan tilt zoom. One of our favorite kiting spots on southwest wind so now it’s great to be able to keep an eye on Lake Michigan remotely.|
|Muskegon Surf Cam – Pere Marquette High definition Pan Tilt Zoom streaming video camera with many views of Pere Marquette beach. Great views of the kiteboarding and surfing areas of the beach.|
|Muskegon Michigan – Pere Marquette Multiple fixed still shot webcams at Pere Marquette beach in Muskegon. The Muskegon cams show multiple views and have time lapse videos.|
|Maranatha Bible and Missionary Camp Webcam. Live video camera with wide view of Muskegon shoreline. Located a few miles south of Pere Marquette Beach on the south side of Lake Harbor Park in Muskegon.|
|Grand Haven Surf Grand Haven Webcam Pan Tilt Zoom live video camera in overlooking Grand Haven State Park. High definition and great view of surf area. Use desktop view on your mobile phone if having trouble loading.|
|Grand Haven Steelheaders Note: This camera will be going away soon. House is being sold. Still shot webcam with view of Grand Haven pier from North Shore. Really nice still shots of the pier and lighthouses.|
|Holland Webcam (Spyglass hill)Still shot webcam overlooking Holland State Park. Great view and archive of pictures. Keep an eye on this cam during storms.|
|Lake Michigan Webcam in South Haven Michigan Still shot webcam in South Haven from GLERL. Two views of Lake Michigan and weather information.|
|St. Joseph Lighthouse Lake Michigan Webcam . High quality live streaming view of the Lake Michigan shoreline and lighthouse in St. Joseph.|
|Miller Beach Indiana Web Cam near Ogden Dunes . Rustic view but unique in that on a clear day and you can see the Chicago skyline.|
|Michigan City Indiana Lake Michigan Cam Two views of Lake Michigan from Michigan City Indiana and weather information from GLERL/NOAA.|
|Chicago Fixed still shot webcam with view of Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan|
|Tawas Point Lighthouse Cam|
- 6/27/15 The CoogleNet Pentwater Cam was removed. This camera was part of the CoogleNet Wifi service at the park which has been taken down. Also updated the link to the TheCoveLeland webcam. They updated their website and now you need to click the link at the top of the page to access the cam. The Grand Haven Web Cam on the north side will be going away soon. The owner of the house is moving and the webcam is moving too. Added Maranatha cam in Muskegon.