Discover Frequently Asked Questions About Porlock

Discover Porlocks Most Frequently Asked Questions

With so much to offer it's no wonder we get asked so many questions about this wonderful area. Below are the answers to our top questions

Is Porlock a town?

Porlock is a coastal village in Somerset, England, 5 miles (8 km) west of Minehead. It has a population of 1,440.

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What time is high tide at Porlock Weir Today

You can find all the high tide and weather information on the following pages.


Tide Times

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Where Can I Park in Porlock?

We have 2 main car parks in Porlock Village. The largest of these is Central Car Park which offers both short and long stay options. There is also a short stay option at the Doverhay Car Park. This does have fewer spaces and usually the drop off and collection point for the coach trips and buses meaning it can get quite busy. We are excited to announce that there will be the introduction of electric charging points in the coming months which will be situated at the Central Car Park. For more information on parking in Porlock please visit our dedicated page here

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Is there a High Street in Porlock?

YES!! We have everything from books and antiques to art and pet supplies. If you need walking equipment or ladies fashion we have some great stores with lots of choice. Our 2 mini markets have great supplies for a day out and if you fancy an ice cream we've got it covered. Visit our Shop page for more information

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Is there anywhere to eat in Porlock?

The journey through Porlock and Weir is a tasty one. There are tearooms, cafes or even restaurants for all types of budgets with beautiful views over the sea to Wales in some cases! If you want something even more relaxing then why not enjoy sitting at the Quay at Porlock Weir with a packed lunch made from local produce found in the village. It does get more Somerset than that!! Click Here to find places to eat in Porlock

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Is Porlock beach dog friendly?

Porlock Beach and Weir are both dog friendly. In fact Porlock itself is one of the most dog orientated villages around with many water bowls outside the shops and most Pubs and restaurants offering a dog friendly service . We have some of the top dog walks in the South West including the famous Coast Path and dog friendly beaches and pubs.

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Is Porlock Worth Visiting?

We could be biased but we believe Porlock and Porlock Weir are the jewels in the crown of the Somerset coast and are worth visiting at any time of year.

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Can you Swim at Porlock Weir?

Yes, you can swim at Porlock Weir. Beware of strong currents in Porlock Bay and high tide is the time to do so! The beach there has lovely views across to Hurlstone Point from where one can watch ships pass through on their way up or down estuary. Please be aware however that the Bossington end of the beach has strong coastal currents which can be dangerous to swim in. Check out the tide times here

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How steep is Porlock Hill?

Porlock Hill is a 1 in 4 gradient. It climbs 725 feet (221m) in under 1 mile (1.6km).
This the steepest gradient on any A-road in the UK. The road is part of the A39 a long distance road that cover the north coast of Somerset and Cornwall. It connect Porlock to Lynmouth and Barnstaple in Devon.
In Porlock itself, burning brakes can often be smelled from vehicles that have just descended the hill. The toll road offers a more leisurely and scenic trip of 4.2 miles at the cost of £3 for cars for more information on The Porlock Toll Road Click Here

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