Picturesque Porlock Vale

Porlock offers an authentic view of Exmoor village life. 

Situated just eight miles east of Lynton & Lynmouth, it lies in a picturesque vale between the foot of the rolling Exmoor hills and the Bristol Channel. The village streets wind their way between characterful period cottages, craft, antique and food shops, galleries and tea rooms.

Porlock Bay & Marshes

Between the village and the sea, Porlock Bay consists of some 2½ miles of coastline. The area has been designated as a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and the salt marshes and shingle ridges are rich in marine and bird life. Heron, curlew, teal and lapwing can all be found there.

At low tide, the remains of a submerged forest, buried in the mud and sand for several thousands of years, can be seen on the beach.

The marshes are now famed for their oysters which have been farmed here since 2016.

Local Walks & Romantic Poets

Follow in the footsteps of Wordsworth and Coleridge along the Coleridge Way which ends in Lynmouth.

Porlock Weir

About a mile to the west of the main village, Porlock Weir is a scenic fishing harbour. Ideal for crabbing with the kids or long walks along the shingle beach. Grab a bite to eat at one of the restaurants and pubs or enjoy kayaking, mountain biking or archery nearby.


– Smallest church

Horner & Dunkery Beacon

– Highest point on Exmoor

– Horner woods, Tea rooms

– Safaris on Exmoor

Find out more

Porlock Visitor Centre

West End
TA24 8QD

Local facilities


Porlock Weir

Local Attractions & Activities

Where to Stay

wilsham farm pool

Wilsham Farm

Set in truly tranquil surroundings amongst glorious countryside.

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Myrtle Cottage

Myrtle Cottage is a comfortable thatched cottage built over 400 years ago…

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Reines House

Reines House bed and breakfast accommodation is situated right in the heart…

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Coombe Farm

Traditional 17th Century farmhouse nestling on the North Devon coastline and within…

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