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Portobello Beach

730 Reviews

Portobello Beach

730 Reviews
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ItTastesLikeFeet wrote a review Jan 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom417 contributions145 helpful votes
Gets fairly busy due to people out for walks during lock down so remember your face mask and try and remain socially distanced. Most shops and cafés are closed due to lock down restrictions, but a few are still offering takeaway options along the promenade. Plenty of dog walkers and families alike. Open beach area with sand and sea, can get very cold with the chilly sea wind blowing in.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Frankie wrote a review Jan 2021
Edinburgh, United Kingdom5 contributions6 helpful votes
I just love the beautiful part of Edinburgh. Beautiful beach and lovely promenade to walk along. Great for everyone. Ok it’s lockdown so not much open but when things do get back to normal there are plenty of nice places to choose from to eat and shop.
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Date of experience: January 2021
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Linda S wrote a review Nov 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom20 contributions54 helpful votes
If you are visiting Edinburgh City Centre, and would like an afternoon by the beach then head for Portobello Beach. It is a beautiful beach, lovely sand and great little coffee stands, ice cream wagon and lovely coffee shops all with outside seating. along the prom. What struck me was the holiday vibe about the place. But the best part of all of this is that the public toilets were open. They were being supervised but everyone was happy to wait and the were never more than a couple of people waiting, hey were clean, tidy, had towels, bins & toilet paper . Not to much to ask but in this day and age, when most of the toilets in Scotland are closed. So well done Edinburgh City Council for the restoration and for making the place such a gem. We will be back.
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Date of experience: November 2020
3 Helpful votes
Sam3314 wrote a review Oct 2020
Derby, United Kingdom1,455 contributions403 helpful votes
A short bus ride from Edinburgh city centre is the beach. Lovely sandy beach which at this time of year is open to dogs. Nice promenade to walk along and enjoy the views if you don't want to get your feet sandy.
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Date of experience: October 2020
2 Helpful votes
johnhouston2 wrote a review Oct 2020
Knaresborough, United Kingdom3,892 contributions1,666 helpful votes
This is a lovely, traditional seaside resort not far from Edinburgh city centre. The beach has a large area of very clean sand and the adjacent promenade is a delight to stroll along.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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