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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

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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. Add Portobello Beach and other attractions to your Edinburgh trip itinerary using our Edinburgh itinerary maker tool .
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  • Only a short break but the memories will last forever Nice walks at a relaxed pace with plenty to see and do. Very cosmopolitan.  more »
  • If you are after some quality time on the beach with a view you can't go wrong here. It is a short walk from a free car park and has plenty are beach and benches to enjoy the views. I didn't wander in...  more »
  • Not really much to see here to be honest. The area surrounding the beach looks a little run down and in need of rejuvenation . We found only one cafe along the seafront which was lovely but a little e...  more »

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