Porlock Bay is home to an impressive shingle ridge which partly protects Porlock Marsh behind it. The marsh is now a salt marsh after a storm breached the shingle ridge in 1996. You can see the results of this by walking the coast path and seeing the ghostly outlines of dead trees killed by the salt invasion. The beach is most accessible at Porlock Weir, about 1.5 miles west of Porlock. A most picturesque village where you can find accommodation and refreshments.