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Portobello Beach

Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Ranked #112 of 278 Activities in Edinburgh
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 reviews
9 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We brought in the New Year here as an alternative to the huge party in the City Centre! We have done this as a family for the last few years and it is becoming more popular each year with hundreds of people enjoying themselves. There are bonfires lit on the beach and fireworks let off at midnight. Everyone behaves responsibly... More 

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Belgium
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A very clean sand beach and an awesome area to spend he summer after the busy summer in the main road. The beach is very clean.

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110 reviews 110 reviews
76 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014 via mobile

For me a trip to edinburgh is never complete without a visit to this beach. It offers a lovely walk along the seaside, loads to see and enjoy. Interesting buildings, a little garden with columns and soms places to have tea. Always bird around like eiders. Walk up the high street and enjoy the local shops, hop on a bus... More 

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Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Its an attractive beach, clean with loads of room to run around or make sandcastles. Beautiful views across the Forth and towards Edinburgh.

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Kilsyth, Stirlingshire
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

This beach is worth driving out of Edinburgh to experience. There are pleasant coffee places nearby - like The Front Room on the High Street- and the air is a lot fresher than in Central Edinburgh.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Not much to do here besides strolling around and eating out. Really windy all year, so I'd give it miss during these cold months if you're short of time. Relatively far from the city centre, takes half an hour by bus. Otherwise when weather allows, it can be fun with with children or for couples. Not the cleanest beaches ever,... More 

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
24 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Not a beach for children or public to enjoy. Lots of irresponsible dog owners leaving behind their dogs mess.A shame as it only about 30 min from the city centre and has potential for all people to spend some quality time there. I will not be visiting there again. ...instead the same amount of journey time can take you to... More 

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Bucharest, Romania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

This is a lovely place to take a walk and relax. Wide beautiful beach, fine sands and a few small restaurants to grab some fish and chips or a hot tea. The perfect place to relax or go for an afternoon running. The sunset offers a nice view over the beach and the buildings around, so you may want to... More 

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Musselburgh, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Just a nice stroll during the summer! Could do with some cleaning up on the promenade but it's good enough, just the local beach!

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Portland, Oregon
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67 reviews 67 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

A lovely beach for going for a walk. There were lots of people taking dogs for a walk and enjoying the beach too. It was an easy walk to the main street if you want to get food before or after going for a walk. If walking in the sand isn't your thing, there's a wide multi-use path that runs... More 

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