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Portobello Beach

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Perfect on a Sunday afternoon

Not many tourists come to Portobello, but a nice walk along the front or the sandy beach is worth... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marco A
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Nice view and promenade

Walked along the promenade alongside the beach. Beautiful views and nice ambience along here. There... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2018
Southampton, United Kingdom
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  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“public toilets”(13 reviews)
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 17 July 2010

Portobello is a hidden gem only a 20 minute bus ride (No.26) from the centre of Edinburgh. With a mile of golden sand and spectacular views over the Forth from the prom Porty (as the locals call it) has a range of nice bars, eateries...More

9  Thank mcdryburn
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 May 2006

Don't go here. If you want a trip to the beach then you can get a bus for £5 to Gullane Beach which is much cleaner, nicer and generally a far better beach than Portobello.

9  Thank Mobile26557
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We have visited this area many times but particularly enjoy it in the autumn when it is a little quieter. Our Jack Russell loves playing on the beach and when she’s had enough running around there are a few good dog friendly places for food....More

Thank MNB60
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not many tourists come to Portobello, but a nice walk along the front or the sandy beach is worth the trouble of taking the bus to get there. There are many cafes to stop for coffee or lunch... beware, I was there on a Sunday...More

Thank Marco A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Portobello Beach is a very lovely beach, with a few cafe's and only roughly 20 mins by bus from the city Centre. Lovely place for a day out.

Thank LindsayofNorthwich
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We visited the beach with friends. The car park was £2...transferable to other car parks. Our two dogs had a fantastic day and were walked as far as North Berwick. Beautiful coastline A great day out!

1  Thank Helen H
Reviewed 24 September 2018

About half an hour by bus from the city centre is Portobello, always good for a wander and an ice cream on one of Edinburgh's non-rainy days

Thank JenniferL1106
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This is Edinburgh's traditional seaside town. Nice beach and promenade. All the expected amenities. Good transport links. Would recommend.

Thank Max B
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

Walked along the promenade alongside the beach. Beautiful views and nice ambience along here. There are a few restaurants, cafes and pubs dotted along here which you can stop at to get some refreshments. Just a nice walk to do if you're in Edinburgh.

Thank Fordy2014
Reviewed 5 September 2018

Walk along Portobello prom or a paddle in the sea both worth doing on this beautiful beach with plenty to places for a wee sit down or a cuppa tea or even a wee glass of something to warm yourself up . You can sit...More

4  Thank LadyIreneWoods
Reviewed 5 September 2018 via mobile

This is a great beach to visit. Lovely and clean with a great walkway. The swimming baths are so nostalgic. The eating places have certainly became much more upmarket. A short walk to the town is also very pleasant. All in all I would recommend...More

1  Thank Katiemc51
Reviewed 5 September 2018

i stayed in best western hotel just a short stroll away from the beach. and it was lovely walking to the beach in the morning, with quite a few restaurants and eateries nearby..a lovely walk..

Thank nuts_medico
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Alison O
21 August 2018|
Response from 75dereka | Reviewed this property |
Sorry we just parked the car in a street nearby, we never saw any motor homes near the beach
15 July 2018|
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Response from Christopher A | Reviewed this property |
Yup, number 26.
26 June 2018|
Response from Christopher A | Reviewed this property |
We walked a fair amount of the beachfront at Portobello and I don't recall seeing any stacks of sunloungers like you might see in the Med, best take something with you.