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The Beaches of Somerset - Porlock Weir

THE BEACHES OF SOMERSET. Use the controls to pan or zoom, and click on a yellow marker to view the beach details.

OS Explorer Map OL9 ExmoorOS Explorer Map OL9 Exmoor

This map is part of the Ordnance Survey's Explorer series designed to replace the old Pathfinder map series. At 1:25,000 scale this detailed map shows a host of attractions including gardens which are open to the public, nature reserves and country parks as well as all official footpaths, bridleways, roads and lanes. Other facilities covered include: camping and caravan sites, picnic areas and viewpoints, selected places of interest, rights of way information for England and Wales, National Trail and Recreational Path routes, and selected tourist information. The series is aimed mainly at the experienced map user but can be used by tourists and locals alike.

Porlock Weir Beach

A northeast facing pebble beach some 4 miles long. The beach comprises of a shingle ridge of considerable archaeological and geographical significance. There is a submerged forest off the coast and fabulous marshland behind the beach which is home to numerous birds. The water quality in 2011 was MCS Recommended as measured by the Marine Conservation Society. Local facilities include food, toilets, disabled toilets and shops. The beach is cleaned regularly. Porlock Weir is popular for swimming, fishing, surfing and sailing, but please note, that there is no zoning for water sports. The South West Coastal Path passes through Porlock Weir, with many footpaths and walks across Exmoor. There is 'Pay and Display' car parking for about 60 cars, with some disabled spaces.




Flora and Fauna

Flora and Fauna

Cafe, shop or pub

Cafe, shop or pub

Dogs permitted

Dogs permitted

Easily accessible

Easily accessible

Family friendly

Family friendly

Interesting geology

Interesting geology



Good Surfing

Good Surfing



Walking equipment and outdoor clothes The Good Beach Guide for the UK run by the Marine Conservation Society...Your guide to the best beaches and good water quality.

Nearby accommodation

B and Bs

B & Bs

The Gables, Porlock (3 km)

Amberton Bed and Breakfast, Porlock (3 km)

Edgcott House (9 km)

Holmdale B&B, Exford (9 km)

Dunkery Beacon Country House (8 km)

Stockleigh Lodge (10 km)

Lynch Country House, Allerford (4 km)

Rose Bank Guest House (2 km)

Holnicote House (5 km)

Higher Riscombe Farm Luxury Bed Breakfast (10 km)

Dunkery Beacon Country House (8 km)

Caravan and camping holidays

Caravans and Camping

Minehead Camping And Caravanning Club Site, Minehead (9 km)

Burrowhayes Farm, Minehead (4 km)

Porlock Caravan & Camping Park, Porlock (2 km)

Westermill Farm, Exford (9 km)

Cottage holidays


Court Cottage, Minehead (9 km)

Middlecombe Holiday Apartments, Minehead (9 km)

Dunkery View, Minehead (8 km)

The Dell, Minehead (9 km)

No 1 Ships Mews, Minehead (3 km)

No 3 Ships Mews, Minehead (3 km)

No 4 Ships Mews, Minehead (3 km)

Culbone Parsonage, Simonsbath (3 km)

Ship Bungalow, Minehead (3 km)

Parsonage Farm, Simonsbath (3 km)

Yenworthy Barn, Simonsbath (6 km)

Parsonage Otter Stables, Simonsbath (3 km)

Horner Cottage, Minehead (6 km)

Manor Cottage, Minehead (6 km)

Luccombe Cottage, Minehead (6 km)

East Cottage, Minehead (3 km)

Court Place, Minehead (2 km)

Shelby, Minehead (3 km)

Ships Mews, Minehead (2 km)

Yenworthy Mill, Simonsbath (6 km)

Mallard Cottage, Minehead (3 km)

Watermill Cottage, Minehead (3 km)

West Lynch, Minehead (3 km)

Fir View, Withypool (9 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (10 km)

Minehead cottage, Minehead (9 km)

Kirby, Minehead (3 km)

Aller Cottage, Withypool (6 km)

Local hotels

Local hotels

Dunkery Beacon Hotel (9 km)

The Exmoor White Horse Inn (10 km)

Cross Lane House - Exmoor (4 km)

Local attractions

Farms and animals

Farms & animals

Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre (4 km)



Greencombe Gardens (2 km)



Porlock (Dovery Manor) Museum (3 km)