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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

Categories: Beaches, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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4.1/5 based on 420+ reviews on the web
Located along the Firth of Forth, Portobello Beach sits 5 km (3 mi) east of the center of Edinburgh. An hour's walk, short bike journey, or a local bus-ride away, explore the promenade and enjoy this old seaside resort. Grab a copy of the heritage trail from the library, and follow the route to discover galleries, restaurants, and gift shops. Enjoy an ice cream or coffee in a café, and watch the locals go about their business. Arrive early for a spectacular sunrise photo over the bay. Be prepared for very windy conditions should you visit in winter. Portobello Beach is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our custom trip planner, Edinburgh Edition.
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  • We returned to the Portobello beach again to find out, that it is still great to stroll along the promenade and enjoy. It is an attractive place with possibilities to get drinks or coffee... 
  • it had been a while since we had visited "porty" but on a nice Sunday afternoon we decided to walk the prom from kings road to Joppa and back. It was the same afternoon as the marathon kilt walk which...  read more »
  • I live in the area so a little biased but Portobello a great place to visit at a weekend. Sandy beach with a prom lovely to walk along on a nice day. The main street in Portobello which runs parallel ...  read more »
  • It is a lovely peaceful place to walk with a lovely clean sand. Great place for kids to enjoy with buckets and spades and mayb a picnic.
  • Walked from Leith. The sand has just been raked and the beach was really clean. It was lovely to see so many different ages enjoying the day despite the showery weather. Well worth a visit.
  • We took the dog a walk here and it was perfect! The view was great and it was nice and open for our dog to run as far as she wanted. Best beech trip yet.
  • A beautiful sandy beach with great amenities along its edge. Long enough for a good walk. Dogs welcome, just make sure you clean up after them!
  • Nice place to fooling around with friends.
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