Porlock Holidays |

Choose from a variety of accommodation to suit your stay

Porlock is nestled between the coast and the sweeping hills of Exmoor National Park. The town itself is traditional and pretty, it is full of independent shops, cafés and tea rooms as well as fantastic pubs.

The waters around Porlock are of excellent clarity and at low tide it is possible to see the unusual remains of an ancient forest on Porlock beach. Further along the coast at Porlock Weir you can take in the charming harbour and grade II listed Gibraltar Cottages.

A walk along the South West Coastal Path which serpentines the coastline will lead you to Culbone, a tiny parish where the smallest church in England rests in a wooded knoll. It has been designated a Grade I listed building by English Heritage and is worth the walk from Porlock to see it. Outdoor pursuits are extremely popular in the area thanks to the town’s proximity to the Exmoor National Park moorlands and hills so, walking, biking, horse riding and orienteering are wonderful ways to discover the area. The coastline boasts many opportunities for boat trips, fishing and days on the beach rock pooling and beachcombing.

The unparalleled scenery around Porlock and Exmoor is stunning during the day, but the National Park was designated as Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve for the quality of night sky viewing. The clarity of the night sky here is perfect for star gazing, which can be a memorable experience during your stay in Porlock. Gazing upon the twinkling constellations that are apparent on a clear night on Exmoor can also be a special way to spend an evening during a romantic break in Somerset. For your information, you can star gaze at any time of year as long as it is a clear night. The darker months provide longer nights and March and April are particularly good. Shooting stars are best seen in late summer and autumn.

Due to the location of Porlock being within close proximity to Exmoor, the area is well renowned for the many pretty walking and cycling trails that are available in the area. Wordsworth and Coleridge are famed for their love of Porlock and were inspired by the picturesque and dramatic scenery in and around the town. The Coleridge Way is a waymarked walking path that starts in the Quantock Hills and ends in Exmoor. The Coleridge Bridal ways also allow for horse riding in the area. The areas are also good for spotting wildlife, or alternative, head to Porlock Weir and discover the great variety of waders and wildfowl during the winter months as well as more unusual birds.

The unparalleled scenery around Porlock and Exmoor is stunning during the day, but the National Park was designated as Europe’s first International Dark Skies Reserve for the quality of night sky viewing

Whatever you may be looking for during your holiday in Somerset, we have a wide selection of superb holiday accommodation in Porlock; take a look our cottages, hotels, holiday parks, and B&Bs.

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