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Portobello Beach

Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #77 of 207 Attractions in Edinburgh
Type: Beaches
Traveler Description:           A mile(ish) stretch of sandy beach with cafe's, pubs, ice cream and a couple of old fashioned amusement arcades. It's a bucket and spade... more »
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Ben Tre Province, Vietnam
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151 reviews 151 reviews
110 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

My friend and I cycled to portobello beach from the centre of Edinburgh, it was a great cycle and took approximately 30 - 40 minutes. Its the perfect place to go when it is nice weather and makes the cycle nice too. I'd recommend spending an hour or 2 at the beach and there's lot of cafes, fish and chip... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I went in February and it was a bit cool, but not crowded. I thought it was a nice beach with good sand that stretches far and wide. It was busy with locals walking, families and dogs. I've heard its very crowded in the summer months. The shops along the high street are good with a decent choice of cafes... More

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Haydock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

We walked from our hotel to the beach, just 10 minutes and was pleasantly surprised to find somewhere so lovely. At 10.30 Sunday morning it is still quiet with the occasional dog walker or runner. The view is stunning and it was so relaxing to sit on a bench and look out to sea. There are several eateries, the one... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

really enjoyed a stroll along the promenade beside the beach.I am not one for frolicking in the sand and left that to folk much younger than me but lots of folk enjoying the place. It is a lovely place in the summer sunshine and plenty of places nearby to enjoy a coffee or a beer.

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Pavia, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I visited portobello in a not completley sunny day. If you want to relax and have a nice relaxing walk take the bus and go to it. The beach is really worthy and nice to be visited.

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Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

been a few times beach a lot better now .went down hill years ago dirty etc.has cleaned up a bit and will continue I thing.there is amusements and park also .been told theres a soft play also I could not find it.on a hot day worth a visit with family and young ones.plenty places to eat average.if your out for... More

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Blackwood, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is a lovely little beach which was pleasant in the hot weather we experienced during the end of July. Not commercialised and a real find away from the hussle and bussel of the city.

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Edinburgh
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

My friends and I had a brilliant time at the beach. It was a beautiful day, but there wasn' much to do as they have knocked down one of the amusement parks...I used to come to this beach all the time, with family and friends, but it's not like it used to be atall.

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London, United Kingdom
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46 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Take a bus from the City Centre and stroll along the prom. Nice green van featured on pics was excellent for coffee and a chat! Didn't use it but told the baths on the front are period and great for a swim. Popular with families.

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Cupar, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Old style beach, ice cream, amusements, buckets and spades. Just like I used to love when a child. Great stroll along promenade, irn Bru sorbet 99 from ice cream parlour.

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