A black swan cam has been in discussion since around 2015 at the Dawlish Chamber of Trade meetings and finally, in 2019, it was approved with a grant by Dawlish Town Council.
It then took the best part of 12 months to organise the parts and arrange the install as the 2020 pandemic had landed.
On 17th October 2020, the live camera was officially opened by the Mayor of Dawlish (Alison Foden) and the camera broadcast around the world for the first time.
The BBC visited the town to cover the story.
Click the play button below to watch Black Swan Cam live.