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Portobello Beach

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Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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As an Edinburgh resident I often forget we have this beach nearby - but it's a perfect place for an afternoon stroll (especially after a great lunch at Malverosa). Weather was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
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Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

We visited this beach twice in the same weekend. First we watched the sun rise over the horizon right from the lovely little benches on the Promenade Saturday morning, and then Sunday (we were lucky and it was incredibly sunny) we had a true afternoon at the beach. There was an ice cream van, selling goodies and drinks; the sand... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It was a sunny, mild day when we went. We parked by the soft play area on a road for free and walked to the sea front. We walked along the front and it was very quiet and peaceful. The beach is sandy with a few peddles and seaweed - it is excellent sand castle sand! The sea is very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

As an Edinburgh resident I often forget we have this beach nearby - but it's a perfect place for an afternoon stroll (especially after a great lunch at Malverosa). Weather was good (by Scottish standards) so had expected it to be very busy but fortunately the festival had probably reduced the numbers to a reasonable level.

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Edinburgh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

One of the best beaches in the Edinburgh area - must go to the Espie pub or the Dalriada - Never had a bad night or a bad afternoon here. Staff always friendly. Good good. Music even better. Surroundings nice, outdoor back garden a bit bohemian which is a lovely change from the usual. Close to Portobello beach - Joppa... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

nice beach in the city, good access, plenty parking space, nice small restaurants, ice cream, public toilet, beautiful views ... when warm and sunny it is very busy place. I have just one main issue with this really nice place .. in my opinion it is very dirty. people sims to not care too much where they bin their rubbish,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Have been down to the beach both when it is cold and on others days when I have gotten a sunburn. A great place to people watch but also to search for shells and just relax. A nice long walk.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Visiting Edinburgh, our hotel happened to be outside the main centre and near to Portobello so we went there for food in the evenings and for a stroll along the beach. In sunny weather it was perfect. Lovely buildings and beach and atmosphere. Wouldn't mind one of the beach front houses to retire in! Recommend restaurants Butternut Squash and the... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This is an often forgotten about experience. It remains quite old fashioned with no 'glitz' which is novel in this day and age, and makes it worth a visit. On a sunny day, or even a non-rainy one, it is an excellent day out. The sand is clean and the two restaurants provide excellent service and food. The shops in... More 

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Good view, but the beach is muddy sand. Nice board walk. We sat on a bench and talked, but really was not worth the effort. The East and West Cost in USA has better beaches and just the same view.

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Hounslow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Nice View of Seaside . it is Sand beach . Not many shops / Pubs around the beach. Easily accessible via Regular Lothian Buses from City Centre / Port of Leith

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