• A beautiful place to learn and explore!

  • Time to go crabbing!

Porlock Weir is a picturesque hamlet nestled at the foot of Exmoor. It is an absolutely beautiful spot where your little ones can go crabbing, paddle in the sea and collect shells. You can buy lines, bait and fishing nets in the harbour shop aswell as treat yourself to an ice cream!

Grownups will love it too. You’ll be able to wander around the lovely shops, admire the stunning scenery and find somewhere yummy for a family lunch. It is definitely one of the loveliest spots on the West Somerset coast.

Dogs are welcome on this pebble beach so it makes a fantastic location for a family day out.

Whilst in the area, if travelling along the A39 Porlock Hill look out for Whitstones Hill Viewpoint Car Park located at TA24 8QH. You should definitely make a pit stop and enjoy the breath-taking views across Exmoor. It is spectacular in late summer when the Heather is in full bloom as well as in the spring with the summer Bluebells. During summer you will also be able to buy a delicious ice cream here aswell!

Key Information

A: For further information contact Porlock Visitor Centre, West End, Porlock, Somerset, TA24 8QD.
T: 01643 863150
W: www.porlock.co.uk

Things You Can Do

Create a family competition and award a prize for the person who can bring back the most interesting beach find :)
Create a family competition and award a prize for the person who can bring back the most interesting beach find :)
Keep the pennies in the bank with this cheap family day out
Keep the pennies in the bank with this cheap family day out
If making a day of it why not combine with a trip to the lovely Tarr Steps approximately 20 miles away.
If making a day of it why not combine with a trip to the lovely Tarr Steps approximately 20 miles away.
Have fun making some pebble art or choose a couple of pebbles to take home with you and ask your little ones to decorate them :)
Have fun making some pebble art or choose a couple of pebbles to take home with you and ask your little ones to decorate them :)
Whether you take your little ones crabbing or explore the rock pools there is plenty of opportunity for fun in this lovely sea-shore area. You can download a great rock pool game from http://www.summeractivitiesforkids.co.uk/i-spy-rock-pool.html
Whether you take your little ones crabbing or explore the rock pools there is plenty of opportunity for fun in this lovely sea-shore area. You can download a great rock pool game from http://www.summeractivitiesforkids.co.uk/i-spy-rock-pool.html
Finish off a lovely day with some star gazing. Porlock is an excellent base for looking at the stars, in autumn 2011 Exmoor was designated Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve and second in the world.You will be able to see a lot of constellations and planets with the naked eye and might even spot a shooting star!
Finish off a lovely day with some star gazing. Porlock is an excellent base for looking at the stars, in autumn 2011 Exmoor was designated Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve and second in the world.You will be able to see a lot of constellations and planets with the naked eye and might even spot a shooting star!

What a brilliant place! It was the first time my kids had been crabbing and they spent hours putting their lines into the water, pulling up their crabs, counting them, and then putting them back again! Great fun.