Visit Porlock Weir
Porlock Weir is situated on the West Somerset coast, within the Exmoor National Park. It lies about 1.5 miles west of the village of Porlock.
Porlock Weir is easily reached via the A39 through Minehead, or more dramatically across Exmoor from Dulverton on the B3223, then via Exford and the Porlock scenic toll road.
Parking is very straight forward. There is a large car park in the centre of the village, from which all eateries, places to stay and business are easily accessible.
For those of you wishing to travel to Porlock Weir in a more leisurely fashion, the West Somerset Railway, starting in Bishops Lydeard (5 miles outside of Taunton), runs westwards to Minehead. The 20 mile heritage railway takes you through stunning Somerset country and coast, with multiple stops including the historic town of Dunster, along the way. Buses to Porlock Weir run from just outside the Minehead WSR station and take approximately 30 minutes. For bus timetables see here.
The pretty harbour at Porlock Weir has been in use for centuries and today provides a safe haven on the Exmoor coast for pleasure craft and small fishing vessels. Given this part of the coast experiences a significant tidal variation – often up to 15m – both the outer and inner harbour are dry at low tide. The drying harbour can be accessed for just over an hour either side of high water and is suitable for bilge keelers and other vessels able to take the ground. Other vessels have the option of anchoring just outside the dock entrance or in Porlock Bay.
If you would like to find out about the availability of mooring, please contact the Porlock Harbour Office on 01643 863 187 or Pud the Harbour Master on 07423 283 405.