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Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Beautiful Beach!

The Portobello Beach is a beautiful place but is seems to be abandoned to itself. Really a scandal!, as it represents a fantastic attraction for locals and tourists. The Edinburgh... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 7, 2015
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Ibiza, Spain
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Torfaen, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Took a walk down to this beach while stopping at the premier inn which was only a 5 min train ride away. was a quiet, dry day in february so not at all busy but would imagine it too be even more lovely on a summers day.

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Ibiza, Spain
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84 reviews 84 reviews
10 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The Portobello Beach is a beautiful place but is seems to be abandoned to itself. Really a scandal!, as it represents a fantastic attraction for locals and tourists. The Edinburgh Council and the Scottish Government should both improve and re-qualify the area, introducing new pubs/restaurants and disco-clubs for day and night visitors. Also free-playgrounds for children should be expanded and... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We went there one May evening and ho ho, it was completely deserted. Maybe there would be more people at the peak of summer. But at other times, don't bother visiting unless it is solitude that you are after.There are a few bars lining the beach. Getting to the beach only involved a 30-minute bus ride from the town centre.

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Nicosia, Cyprus
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55 reviews 55 reviews
22 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I definitely recommend a visit to the Portobello beach - it is easily accessible from the city center, and it'll give you a chance to take a relaxing walk by the ocean :)

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We were here on a crisp, sunny, freezing winter's day and loved it! We took the 26 bus from South St David Street (right at the Scott Monument on Princes Street). Walked around Portobello for a bit and took to the beach. The promenade was fairly busy but the beach was peaceful and allowed for a satisfyingly long walk and... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
11 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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
11 helpful votes 11 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
80 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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