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Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Every time I am in Edinburgh I like to visit Portobello, great views of the coast and its great walk along the promenade. Recently they opened quite few good cafes, great for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
London, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Long stretch of clean sand and water with paved promenade only a short distance from the city centre. Great for walks any time of year, with several very good cafes and pubs along the way. Possibly a bit cold for swimming.

Thank Nebuchadnezzar E
London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time I am in Edinburgh I like to visit Portobello, great views of the coast and its great walk along the promenade. Recently they opened quite few good cafes, great for lunch by the sea.

Thank Annie_the_traveler
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108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I used to live in Portobello so know the beach and prom very well indeed so thought it would be nice to make a detour on a recent visit to Edinburgh and revisit. Though cold and windy, there were plenty of people going about taking in the sea air. The beach looks well maintained and the prom is obviously as... More 

Thank Douglas552
Swindon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

Portobello has a lovely prom. Family friendly, sandy beach. Close to the town centre. It is close to Edinburgh bit feels rather different

Thank MartinaCaterina
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76 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

Portobello beach stands to be a timeless asset to the heritage of Edinburghs many stunning landmarks. In pristine condition the stretch of white sand and promenade will offer stunning views across the forth and beyond, alongside a range of activities, eateries, pubs and an old school arcade.

2 Thank Danny H
Berlin, Germany
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

The length of the beach was not expected and the promenade simple, just a couple of restaurants and ice cream vans. A lovely place to spend an afternoon in the autumn and the beach must be really great in the summer for families.

2 Thank Paul E
Moffat, United Kingdom
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127 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

We were heading to Edinburgh and decided to stop off in Portobello . We walked along the front enjoying very mild weather and took in the sites. The walkway is lovely and flat, ideal for wheelchairs, skaters,buggies etc. It reminded me of being abroad seeing outdoor cafes and how customers were enjoying the unusually mild weather. We popped into an... More 

1 Thank Weeji
Dalkeith, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

picked up a bit ok for a walk or day with kids if weather is decent.theres a swing park amusements and recently a new big soft play which is ok

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Cumbernauld, United Kingdom
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673 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015 via mobile

If the weather is warm/hot, you cannot find a more pleasant place to visit. Great views, walk along the beach and enjoy the cafes in the local area. If the wind is strong and the rain heavy, it is a very different place and very challenging but the cafe's are still tbere for shelter. The cafe close to the beach... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

Looked it up in things to do , we loved it the beach was pristine lots of things like cafe's, pubs and amusments to choose from . Our favourite was the beach house on the front we had an amazing breakfast in.

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