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Portobello Beach

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Great break, and uncrowded

We visited Portobello Beach on a beautifully sunny late afternoon--on a Saturday, no less--and it... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brooklyn, New York
A beautiful beach on a beautiful day.

This summer just ending has been one of Edinburgh's warmest in years: perfect for a day at the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Patricia W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank Katiemc51
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our party of five stayed in Portobello our first 3 days in Scotland, about a 15 minute walk from the beach. Walked down to the beach every morning and had our coffee. Nice and relaxing, plus it was super sunny and hot when we were...More

Thank rhenfoot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited Portobello Beach on a beautifully sunny late afternoon--on a Saturday, no less--and it was pleasantly uncrowded. Where I live, a nice beach this easy to get to would be mobbed. It was a relaxing and enjoyable break from elbowing our way around the...More

1  Thank ValhallaramaBK
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Last week my close friends got married. They organised for the immediate wedding party to go for a swim on the morning of their wedding. It was awesome ( and cold ) Portobello beach is ideal, a great long promenaded to run, cycle, walk along...More

Thank Luke B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This summer just ending has been one of Edinburgh's warmest in years: perfect for a day at the beach. Portobello is just the place: plenty of sand, lots of eateries nearby. You can reach it by bus. Everybody was there; be prepared to share the...More

Thank Patricia W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Portobello Promenade on 25th August to let my 15 year old daughter attend the Big Beach Busk. 1st time we'd been. What a beautiful, clean place with lovely golden sand. Very busy and great atmosphere. We even watched a pod of dolphins jumping...More

Thank thrums10
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely safe beach for seaside fun! The water is safe to swim in and the sand is good for sandcastles. Lots of good cafes around.

Thank lindayoung110
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cool place, just some 10 minutes by bus from Edinburgh Waverley Station. Large sandy beach, some excellent beach cafes. If it is warm and you have a day left in Edinburgh, go there!

Thank Martin K
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Alison O
21 August 2018|
Response from Derek A | 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.