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Portobello Beach

187 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1EU, Scotland
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Great beach and promonade walk

Unknown to us, there was a beach volleyball competition and it was very enjoyable to watch - free... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Keith J
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Scotland, United Kingdom
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Relaxing Location

We have just returned from a relaxing break in Portabello. Rented a cozy cottage right by the beach... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
235michael
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Sliema, Malta
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187 Portobello High Street, Edinburgh EH15 1EU, Scotland
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Unknown to us, there was a beach volleyball competition and it was very enjoyable to watch - free! The walk along the level promonade has great views across the Firth of Forth. If dry and sunny, fantastic but if raining and windy, more challenging. The...More

1  Thank Keith J
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from a relaxing break in Portabello. Rented a cozy cottage right by the beach a really great location. The Victorian Promanade and buildings are a reminder of the 20th early century even the Victorian swimming baths are still in operation. The...More

Thank 235michael
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

First of all I have to confess I am a resident of Joppa which is at the farthest end of the promenade of portobello beach travelling away from the city centre.now I have travelled to many places though I have to say portobello beach is...More

Thank cameron l
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice beach to have a walk. A lot of people walking their dogs. A few nice bars to have a coffee or a beer on the boardwalk.

Thank Janique J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Brought back alot of memorys when i was younger and was lovley to visit again and the sand was so nice to see. beach was busy and dogs running around off there lesh not great when children are playing, Limited carpark space Foodout let joined...More

Thank G_Inspector
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A small lovely City beach in the Eastcoast side of Edinburgh. It was a luttel bit windy but a lovely day to walk on the beach.😎

Thank wookey57
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Surprisingly easy to get to from the city centre, Portobello beach in the perfect place to escape the crowds in the city centre. The beach is both wide and long so it will never feel crowded and is usually scattered with families and dog walkers....More

1  Thank MarianneEM
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very pleasant, on a fine day, to take a stroll along Portobello's mile-long promenade, absorbing lovely views across the Firth of Forth to the Fife coast. The family-friendly, sandy beach is adjacent. Both promenade and beach are justifiably popular with walkers, joggers, cyclists and water...More

Thank Andrew G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Long sandy beach which the kids loved, unfortunately you can walk dogs along the whole length of the beach which meant dog mess. We have a dog and love taking him on the beach but it would be a great idea to have a section...More

Thank Felicity E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's lovely to have a beach so close to the city - center! After sightseeing it's the perfect place to relax.

Thank Britta48
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annemarie f
hi is it easy to get to the beach from Edinburgh city center and how much roughly is it on the bus or taci please if anyone knows.
17 March 2017|
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Response from Fattybowbow | Reviewed this property |
you get the number 26 bus takes you right to portobello from princess Street you can get a day saver on the bus for travel on Lothian buses and trams it costs about £4 or a single journey is about 1.60
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Butterflysmile
How much time should I allocate to spend here when we visit Edinburgh?
19 January 2017|
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Response from MoniUsa | Reviewed this property |
Sorry for the delay of my answer. Well,if it's a sunny day snd you want to enjoy the beach you can stay all day. If you just want to visit half day it's enough
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Leanne W
What is the best way to get from portobello beach to Edinburgh airport? And how much will it cost?
6 January 2017|
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Response from Fattybowbow | Reviewed this property |
you can buy a daysaver on lrt buses get the bus to York place then the tram right into the airport it cost £4
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