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Amberton, Mill Lane, Hawkcombe, Porlock Tel: 01643 862194
Andrews on the Weir, Porlock Weir Tel: 01643 863300
Buckley Lodge, Bossington, Exmoor Tel: 01643 862521
Cherry Tree Cottage, Doverhay Tel: 01643 862657
Court Place Farm, Porlock, Exmoor National Park Tel: 01643 862554
Dunkery Beacon Hotel, Wootton Courtenay Tel: 01643 841241
Exmoor House, Minehead Road, Porlock, Exmoor Tel: 01643 863599
Hindon Organic Farm, Nr Minehead, Exmoor Tel: 01643 705244
Hurlestone, Sparkhayes Lane, Porlock, Exmoor Tel: 01643 862589
Lorna Doone Hotel, High Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862404

Meadows, Wootton Courtenay Tel: 01643 841004
Myrtle Cottage, High Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862978
Overstream Hotel, Parsons Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862421
Reines House, Parsons Street, Porlock, Tel: 01643 862913
Rose Bank Guest House, High Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862728
Seapoint, Upway, Porlock Tel: 01643 862289
Sea View, High Bank, Porlock Tel: 01643 863456
Simonsbath House Hotel, Simonsbath, Exmoor Tel: 01643 831259
The Anchor Hotel & Ship Inn, Porlock Wier Tel: 01643 862753
The Castle Hotel, High Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862504

The Cottage, High Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862996
The Crown Hotel, Exford Tel: 01643 831554
The Eaves, Doverhay, Porlock Tel: 01643 863544
The Myrtles International, Porlock, Exmoor Tel: 01643 862000
The Oaks Hotel, Porlock Tel: 01643 862265
The Ship Inn, High Street, Porlock Tel: 01643 862507
Tudor Cottage, Bossington, Nr. Porlock, Exmoor Tel: 01643 862255
West Lynch Farm, Allerford, Nr Porlock Tel: 01643 862816
West Porlock Country House Hotel, West Porlock Tel: 01643 862880
Yarn Market Hotel, High St, Dunster, Tel: 01643 821425


The Exmoor Coastline stretches some 30 miles between Minehead at it's eastern end and Combe Martin to the west. For most of this distance the coastline is formed mainly of cliffs but at Porlock the land flattens out and a unique mile long shingle ridge and an inland salt marsh have formed.

This marsh and shingle ridge, are only a short distance from the centre of Porlock, and are easily accessible for walkers on well marked footpaths. Towards the Bossington end of the ridge, there is a very interesting old lime kiln, and also Pillboxes, built during the second world war.

On the Porlock part of the marsh there is another relic of the second world war, a memorial stone to commemorate the American airman killed when a B24D liberator bomber crashed here on 29th October 1942.

Further west again towards Porlock Weir, the ridge was breached in October 1996 by a very high tide coupled with gale force north westerly winds. This has caused a tidal lagoon to form on part of the salt marsh.

For the bird watcher this is a very interesting site as a great variety of waders and wildfowl can be seen here in the winter.
It is also a good place to see the occasional unusual bird passing through. Little Egrets, Spoonbill, Hen and Marsh Harrier, Osprey and Snow Buntings to name but a few.

On the shingle ridge itself it seems impossible that anything could grow there but some plants flourish including the everlasting pea and the yellow horned poppy. On the seaward side of the ridge there are some quite fascinating rock pools.

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