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Porlock Weir Beach

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Porlock Weir Beach - Somerset

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The long pebble and rock beach at Porlock Weir is popular for bathing in summer, and offers excellent angling opportunities. During the winter the beach here can also be one of the best surf spots in the area.

Outside of the village, the beach is backed by a marshland that contains an abundance of wildlife and makes the area popular for bird watchers.

The South West Coastal Path passes the beach and offers excellent views out over the Bristol Channel and of the surrounding mountainous countryside and Exmoor Heritage Coast, which happens to be of particular geological and archaeological significance.

Parking is available in the small village of Porlock Weir, with direct access to the beach. Public toilets can also be found in the car park.

The picturesque village, with its thatched roofed buildings contains a good selection of cafes, restaurants, shops and places to stay. It boasts a small fishing harbour, and a medieval manor house serves as a museum portraying the history of the village.

Type of beach

Pebble

Lifeguard service

No

Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

Dogs are allowed and dog bins are provided.

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Activities

  • Good fishing
  • Sailing
  • Swimming/bathing
  • Surfing

Facilities

  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Toilets
  • Disabled facilities
  • Shop
  • Pub nearby

Nearest town

Minehead

Postcode

TA24 8PD

OS grid ref.

SS 8645 4793

Water quality

Water quality star rating

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended