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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

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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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  • Lovely clean beach. We were on the far left side of the beach as you face the sea and there were lots of dogs playing and a dog friendly cafe nearby on the front where the staff even brought dog...  more »
  • The Portobello Promenade is a delightful walk from the Joppa Pump Station all the way towards Leith Harbour. We were there on a blustery, but not raining January day and views of the water and the...  more »
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