The Jewel in Exmoor's Crown
Porlock Bay Oysters Exhibition at Porlock Visitor Centre now on
Porlock Bay Oysters is a community story with a difference. Browse storyboards describing the rise and fall of oyster fishing in the 1800s through to the present day revival of oyster farming in Porlock. Exhibition includes: Scale oyster trestle, bag & shells; newspaper cuttings, photos & paintings
Accommodation on Exmoor cannot be found in more delightful surroundings than Porlock and Porlock Vale. Nestling at the foot of Porlock Hill at the western end of the Vale, Porlock is bounded to the north by its shingle ridge with breathtaking views over the Bristol Channel and to the south, by the rolling hills of the Exmoor National Park.
Holiday accommodation ranges from quaint, thatched Exmoor cottages and farmhouses offering bed and breakfast, to hotels and guesthouses offering the alternative of full or half board. Perhaps caravanning, camping or self-catering is your choice, but whatever you choose, you can be sure of a warm welcome in Porlock.
As a centre from which to walk or ride on Exmoor, Porlock is unsurpassed. Bring your mountain bike (or hire one) and cycle the trails of Exmoor. Shooting can be enjoyed close to the village, with regular shoots being organised by the National Trust and others. If you want to fish on your Exmoor Holiday, then Porlock can offer the choice of sea fishing from the Weir or alternatively the reservoirs and rivers of Exmoor are only a short and scenic drive away. As a golfer you can stay in Porlock and enjoy one of several courses on the edges of Exmoor, with the nearest being only 7 miles away.
Dream, Discover, Explore - A video about the Exmoor National Park
Porlock Vale Trail & Village App for your smartphone or tablet is available to download for FREE. It will give you a taste of all that is available to do in Porlock; what to see, where to walk, where to stay, where to eat and where to shop.
You'll find six local trails to walk with lots of information about your route.
There's also information, phone numbers and website links for all local businesses and you can learn about the village and its famous people - including two poet laureates and the world's first ever computer programmer. There is information about how to get here, by car or public transport, this week's tide times and the weather forecast.