"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porlock Weir - Porlock Bay Beach

Porlock Bay is between Hurlestone Point and Porlock Weir in Somerset overlooking the Bristol Channel. Porlock Weir is a small settlement with a harbour about two and a half kilometres west of the village of Porlock. It has a pebble beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by Porlock Ridge and Saltmarsh to the east.

Beach type: Pebbles

Nearest town: Porlock

Local authority: Somerset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS864478


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porlock Weir - Porlock Bay Beach

  • Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (2m)
  • Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (2m)
  • Nightjar Twilight Walk on the Holnicote Estate (3m)
  • Ranscombe Farm Restaurant (6m)
  • England Coast Path National Trail (7m)
  • West Somerset Railway (7m)
  • K's Entertainment Centre (7m)
  • Minehead Eye (7m)
  • West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (7m)
  • Watersmeet (7m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
High Street
TA24 8QD

Phone 01643 863150
Email visit@porlock.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 28 May


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 12°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 0mph, gusting to 0mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 95%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 83%
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Chance of rain 7%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1018
Humidity 74%
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Chance of rain 34%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
Pressure 1016
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 28%
Max temp. 18°C
(feels like 17°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1014
Humidity 80%
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Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 5mph.
Pressure 1013
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
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Low Tide
02:20 BST
(01:20 GMT)
High Tide
09:00 BST
(08:00 GMT)
Low Tide
14:42 BST
(13:42 GMT)
High Tide
21:20 BST
(20:20 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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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.

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