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Porlock Weir

Porlock Weir beach, Somerset

A northeast-facing pebble beach some four miles long on the Exmoor coast. 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.

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. Surely one of the best, is the circular six mile walk to Culbone Church and back. Incidentally, Culbone is the smallest complete church in England.

There is 'Pay and Display' car parking for about 60 vehicles, with some disabled spaces.



 Flora and Fauna

 Cafe, shop or pub

 Dogs permitted

 Easily accessible

 Family friendly

 Interesting geology


 Good Surfing


OS Explorer Map OL9: Exmoor

OS 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.

Local area

Local Accommodation


Cottage Holidays

There is a great choice of cottages for rent in the local area. Take a look at the beautiful cottages in Minehead, Withypool, Wheddon Cross and Exmoor.

Holiday Parks

Holiday Parks

Stay at a nearby Holiday Park and keep the kids amused all day! Parks in the vicinity include those at:







Plenty of hotels are available locally. Consider those in the local towns:






Caravan Holidays

In the vicinity is a choice of camping and caravan sites offering high quality, affordable holiday accommodation. Consider camps in Porlock, Exford, Minehead and Winsford.

Nearby Attractions


There's plenty more to explore in this area, too! Find more attractions and things to do nearby:


 arrowGreencombe Gardens

 arrowPorlock (Dovery Manor) Museum

 arrowExmoor Owl and Hawk Centre


 arrowWest Somerset Rural Life Museum

 arrowRegal Theatre


 arrowDunster Museum and Doll Collection

 arrowDunster Castle


 arrowCleeve Abbey

 arrowBakelite Museum




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