Porlock sits between Exmoor and the stunning coastline of West Somerset. It’s an great base for walkers, mountain bikers, families, and couples. With plenty of welcoming pubs, tasty restaurants, independent shops selling local produce and accommodation to suit all, you’re guaranteed to have a fantastic time whether it’s just for the day or much longer.

Porlock is an attractive village with old thatched cottages and a good selection of shops, cafes, restaurants and places to stay. The ancient parish church is dedicated to St Dubricius and the medieval manorial dower house contains a museum of local history.

Porlock Weir is a picturesque hamlet, once a busy port, and a peaceful harbour for yachts and fishing boats. Situated along the South West Coast Path, Porlock Weir is also a good starting point for walks to Porlock Marsh and Culbone – home to England’s smallest church.

The Coleridge Way, a 36 mile walking route, ends in Porlock and outside the Visitor Centre you will find a garden and art installation which marks the finish. Here the pleasure dome is depicted and the “person from Porlock” steps out of the garden wall.

Bossington beach, a short walk from the village centre, is an expansive stretch of coastline filled with rounded pebbles,  and backed by a unique marshland ecosystem, teeming with rare birds and insects.

Useful Info

Main Attractions: Beach, Walks, Food, Porlock Weir

Accommodation: Guest Houses, B&Bs, Camping, Caravans

Food: Restaurants, Takeaways, Pubs, Tea Rooms

Accessible Via: A39

Coast: North

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