location: 35 miles offshore from Cape Fear, North Carolina
best viewing hours: 6:15am - 8:00pm
time zone: Eastern Standard Time
Above water overlooking the Mid-Atlantic Ocean, this camera gives us a bird’s eye view of the ocean surrounding Frying Pan Tower. When weather moves in, you’ll see a swift change in the waves and want to watch the storm roll through. On other days, the sunrise, sunset, and expansive clouds on the horizon will be dramatic highlights to your day.
Groups travel to Frying Pan regularly for dive trips, volunteer restoration work, and vacation. Travel to the tower happens by boat or by helicopter, with the helicopters landing on the observation deck in view. How do people get to the observation deck from a boat? They are raised on an automated pulley system with a seat for the guest.
This live cam comes to you via explore.org, the philanthropic media organization and division of the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a collection of more than a hundred HD cams around the world established by Charles Annenberg to help people connect with nature and fall in love with the world again. To see more live cams visit, explore.org.