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Portobello Beach

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Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Mon - Sat 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Nice way to spend a morning

Great way to spend a morning. Gets quite busy later in the day. Nice local area with good food and coffee.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Charlottetown, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend a morning. Gets quite busy later in the day. Nice local area with good food and coffee.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Such a nice beach, I wasn't brave enough to venture into the sea but on a whole the sand was litter free. The most enjoyable thing is how quiet it was, just a few people walking their dogs.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

The boardwalk is nice and for the most part the beach is clean. Typical boardwalk with arcades and ice cream shops. Not as nice as the beaches further down the coast in but pretty good all the same.

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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We had stayed overnight with our dogs at the wonderful Malmaison at Leith. One of the staff recommended the beach. It's a lovely long walk, the tide was out, we managed to park right by the sand and walked along to the lovely ( and amazingly expensive houses.) at Portobello. It's not a stunning beach, but the views are amazing... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Take a 26 bus from Princes St. to King St. Portobello and walk along the Prom for about a mile. Clean sandy beach with views to Fife. Beach House and Espy are excellent eateries / pub. Portobello High St. is parallel with shops etc. Nice cheap café in the swimming pool (with Turkish baths ) on the prom. Harry Lauder... More 

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Bathgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

Hi. If you are interested in medium crowd and clean sentimental beach life, then it is the best choice that you can find in the city. It is free, with toilets, shops, rides for kids, and restaurants. You might find more attractions in the summer time. Thanks

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

In Edinburgh we decided we wanted to walk along sea front and chose Portobello. Seems to be kept a secret! We had a lovely walk along the front , great views and the sea is always thereaputic(,) with some interesting buildings along the way from the hey days of the holiday resort . One tip go into the Beach cafe... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I love this beach, it is always clean. It is a lovely walk along the prom with independent cafes and bistros as well as an amusement arcade and swimming pool along the stretch. A pub too so this beach has everything for all.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I don't think anyone was expecting the weather to be this lovely in April in Scotland. Popped down to Portobello beach in Edinburgh. Really quick and easy 20min bus ride from Princes St in Edinburgh. Bus stopped a 2 min walk away from sea front. The weather was glorious and it was a bank holiday so the beach was packed!!... More 

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Torfaen, United Kingdom
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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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Address: Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
Open Hours:
Monday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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