Porlock Weir Beach lies in a deep hollow on the edge of Exmoor National Park and stretches around 6.4 km (4 mi). At low tide, the preserved remains of tree stumps from an ancient forest are visible, submerged by the rising Bristol Channel some 7-8000 years ago. The beach is pebbled and activities from this Marine Conservation Society Recommended beach include sailing, surfing, fishing and swimming. A note for swimmers, though: there is no zoning in place for water sports. The South West Coast Path runs through the beach and there are varied footpaths and walks across Exmoor within easy walking distance.