British Beaches

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Porlock Weir - Porlock Bay Beach

Porlock, Somerset

A pebbly 4 mile long beach comprised of a shingle ridge of considerable archaeological and geographical significance. There is fabulous marshland behind the beach which is home to numerous birds.

Beach Type



There are toilets
With facilities for disabled people
A pub
Restaurants and shops are close by


Popular for swimming
Surfing and sailing
There is no zoning for water sports

Nature and Wildlife

The South West Coastal Path passes through Porlock Weir. with many footpaths and walks across Exmoor.

Water Quality




Cleaning and Litter

The beach is cleaned regularly and there are litter bins.


Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided.

Awards and Recommendations

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

Tourist Information

Porlock Visitor Centre West End Porlock Somerset TA24 8QD Tel: 01643 863150


Nearest town: Porlock
County: Somerset
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2185, -3.62678
Postcode: TA24 8PD
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Porlock, Somerset at Explore Britain.


Follow signs to Porlock from the A39. local signs to the car park at Porlock Weir. close to the beac

Public Transport

From Minehead there is the number 38 bus to Porlock Weir.


Pay and display car parking for 60 cars. with disabled spaces.

Nearby Car Parks

Porlock Weir, Porlock (Unknown stay).
About 0 miles away
Worthy Coombe, Porlock Weir (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Whitstones Post, Porlock (Unknown stay).
About 1.1 miles away
Porlock Common, Porlock (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
Porlock Central, Porlock (Long stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Parsons Street, Porlock (Short stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Doverhay, Porlock (Short stay).
About 1.6 miles away
Bossington, Bossington (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Allerford - West, Allerford (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away
Allerford - East, Allerford (Unknown stay).
About 2.5 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Porlock