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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

3.9
Beach · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Located along the Firth of Forth, Portobello Beach sits 5 km (3 mi) east of the center of Edinburgh. An hour's walk, short bike journey, or a local bus-ride away, explore the promenade and enjoy this old seaside resort. Grab a copy of the heritage trail from the library, and follow the route to discover galleries, restaurants, and gift shops. Enjoy an ice cream or coffee in a café, and watch the locals go about their business. Arrive early for a spectacular sunrise photo over the bay. Be prepared for very windy conditions should you visit in winter. Add Portobello Beach and other attractions to your Edinburgh trip itinerary using our Edinburgh itinerary maker tool.
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  • A short bus ride from Edinburgh city centre is the beach. Lovely sandy beach which at this time of year is open to dogs. Nice promenade to walk along and enjoy the views if you don't want to get your....  more »
  • This is a lovely, traditional seaside resort not far from Edinburgh city centre. The beach has a large area of very clean sand and the adjacent promenade is a delight to stroll along.  more »

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