The sea is dangerous, check locally for suitable times and places for
bathing. The coast between Minehead and
Hurlestone Point must be avoided because of loose rocks on the cliff
faces and treacherous currents in the sea.
Contact the Porlock Visitor Centre in the Old School for tide times and
any other local information - 01643 863150
Boating and Fishing
Available at Porlock Weir, Minehead and Watchet.
Established in 2009, Exmoor Adventures are the areas leading
outdoor specialists for a range of adventurous activities and
courses within the Exmoor National Park, the Quantocks and the
South West. See their web site for full details of activities
Water Activities (including fishing)
Available at Wimbleball Lake (Grid Ref SS965306). The Outdoor + Active
Centre is open for tuition in various watersports
sailing, windsurfing, canoeing and rowing. Visitors can also launch
their own craft or hire from the
Wimbleball is also a premier trout fishery offering angling from the
banks and boats. There are often tuition days for beginners and improvers,
and further details are posted on our fishing pages. Permits are available
on site and boats can be booked in advance.
Available by prior booking at Horner Farm (01643 862456) and sometimes
available at Burrowhayes Caravan Park
has been run from this site since the early 1990s and
the current owners took over in 2007. Since then, efforts
been made to develop a slightly more African theme to the tropical
and aquarium. As well as the animal
displays, they have a number
of other attractions based there. Including a Radio Museum, the Shadowstring
Theatre, and a range of indoor and outdoor children’s
Exmoor Owl & Hawk Centre, West Lynch
A unique collection of owls, birds of prey and animals in their Visitor
Attraction plus outdoor activities where you can
participate in full
or half day bird of prey experiences, owl experiences and excellent
horse-riding over Exmoor.
Surfing, Croyde Bay, North Devon.
Surfing lessons and equipment hire.
Surfing Croyde Bay, Hobbs Hill, Croyde, North Devon Tel: 01271
Exotic and rare animals and birds can be seen at the zoo.They are
all displayed in natural surroundings which helps
them relax and
helps visitors to see them as close as possible.
Stowford, Bratton Fleming, Near Barnstaple,
North Devon, EX31 4SG Tel:
West Somerset Railway
Steam trains on the old Great Western line
from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead. They can offer station tours, museum
tours and talks and behind the scenes visits to our engine sheds.