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Portobello Beach, Edinburgh

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#6 of 70 in Outdoors in Edinburgh
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 watching all the dogs enjoying the space and sand. Young families were enjoying the sunshine too. Really spacious and great cafe along the front  more »
  • After a swim at the local baths we came out to a sunny Portobello beach - calm, clean, quiet and freezing cold on a Scottish winter's day. A brave family were picnicking, a few dog walkers, a...  more »

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