Golden Gate Bridge Webcams
Seven different Golden Gate Bridge webcams offer a variety of angles and distances for viewing the current conditions on the Bridge. Some of these views will give you dramatic images as the fog rolls in during the afternoon, but some will also be engulfed by the fog and lose sight of the Bridge.
See also our pages on Webcams in Sausalito. We are sad to report that the old Bay Area Discovery Museum webcam in Sausalito that gave us such great shots of the north end of the Bridge is no longer online.
Here’s the list:
1. Crissy Field Parks Conservancy Golden Gate Bridge Webcam
The Crissy Field Webcam shows the Golden Gate Bridge from inside the Bay. You can use sliders at the left and right sides and at the bottom to zoom and aim the camera. This is the best and most dependable view of the Bridge. The sample image above was taken on a clear morning in October, the least foggy time of year on San Francisco Bay.
Insiders Tip: For the best view of the Bridge, place the left side slider in the middle of its range, the bottom slider a little left of center, and the right hand slider about 10% of the way down from the top. From there you can fine tune the aim to get the view you want.
2. Pier 39 Golden Gate Bridge Webcam
The Pier 39 webcam is primarily focused on the sea lions resting on the docks there, but if you click on “Control” and then on “Positions” it gives you a chance to choose any of several pre-set camera angles, a chance to view the Golden Gate Bridge across the Bay.
3. Rotating San Francisco Views Golden Gate Bridge Webcam
This webcam rotates between different scenes in San Francisco, one of which is the Golden Gate Bridge. You can’t control the rotation between images, and they show commercials when you first arrive.
Insiders Tip: On this webcam you can scroll in and out on the images using the controls at the lower edge of the screen. You can aim the camera by “grabbing” the screen.
4. The On-Site Golden Gate Bridge Webcam: The Traffic Camera
We used to have a far more robust image from the toll plaza, but if you click on this link and then scroll down you’ll see a current traffic snapshot looking north from the Bridge toll plaza at the lower right. It updates once per minute.
5. The Golden Gate Bridge Webcam in the Berkeley Hills
The Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley offers a webcam with this distant view of the Golden Gate Bridge, which covers a wide view all the way from Angel Island to San Francisco.
6. The Golden Gate Bridge Webcam on the Berkeley Marina
The Cal Sailing webcam in the Berkeley marina offers this webcam view of the Golden Gate Bridge from across the Bay.