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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

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#6 of 66 in Outdoors in Edinburgh
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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  • Took the bus from old town and was rewarded with a beautiful walk on the beach complete with star fish! All beaches are glorious to me but this one was long and desolate on the cool March day we visit...  more »
  • We were on a rainy day and we did not appreciate at best. The charm of the North Sea and all in all a nice beach. We repent of the tour but we recommend.
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  • On a bus route so nice and easy to get to ,the beach looked good fun with the kids playing and the dog walkers ,nice walkway along the side of the beach with some good cafes.  more »

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