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Address: Portobello, Edinburgh, Scotland
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Portobello Beach

A stroll along the promenade and the beach. Portobello beach has been neglected for years. Some new cafes and fish bars have popped up with regeneration of the area and new... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 31, 2015
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

A stroll along the promenade and the beach. Portobello beach has been neglected for years. Some new cafes and fish bars have popped up with regeneration of the area and new housing starting to take shape. Very busy on a summers day and great for the kids to build sand castles. Not the best beach and the area really requires... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our day trip here today was lovely! It was busy but not overcrowded and had loads to keep my 12 year old occupied. She loved the arcade and spent ages on the beach. Theres a playpark for kids to play on too. Great place to go for a seaside day out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

lovely serene evening away from the city chaos..only 1.50 for the bus ticket from the city center. To round up the evening, had drinks and dessert at The Esplanade.loved it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Lovely place to relax, have fun, enjoy ice cream, bbq or a pint. Lots to see and do all year round B-) I'm coming again and again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nicer than it used to be. Busy on summers days but not my first choice of beaches in and around the city. Cramming or a wee bit further out is worth the travel Yellowcraigs is our family favourite.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is on the front by Bath Street. Found it by accident a couple of months ago, Very clean, friendly with very good food and cakes. I'm a sort of regular now (when I can).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

It's at 10 years since I last visited portobello and I can honestly say that it's improved greatly. Very clean and tidy. 2 parks for younger children. Several ice cream vans and eating places. Well worth a visit.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you are, then for £1.50 you can catch the number 26 bus from town to Portobello. Lovely walk along the prom, admiring the golden sands, with hills beyond the water. Very relaxed and friendly atmostphere, lots of families, dogs, kids and adults playing on the beach. The Beach Cafe and the Espy bar both offered friendly service and good... More 

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Supported three adults with disabilities here on a day trip, along with a colleague. Two of the service users are wheelchair users. We followed signs to the toilets and were unable to access the disabled toilet. Yes, we did have radar keys with us, but these did not fit. Sooooo, we walked along to one of these pay to enter... More 

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Windsor, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Lovely beach but the promenade is very run down. Dogs appear to be allowed on the sand and the beach was very clean

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Additional Information about Portobello Beach

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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