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Portobello Beach

Promenade, Edinburgh EH15 2DX, Scotland
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Lovely Beach and Promenade.

Lovely Beach and Promenade. Great to walk along on a sunny day. Stop fpr Refreshments at The Beach... read more

Reviewed 5 September 2017
Portobello by the sea a great place to visit whatever the weather.

Portobello is a "gem" whatever your age or walking ability. Start off in the High Street, get off... read more

Reviewed 2 September 2017
Angela L
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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“nice beach” (21 reviews)
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“sunny day” (33 reviews)
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Promenade, Edinburgh EH15 2DX, Scotland
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Reviewed 5 September 2017

Lovely Beach and Promenade. Great to walk along on a sunny day. Stop fpr Refreshments at The Beach House Cafe. There is a Free Car Park and Free Street Parking But can be difficult to find a space at Busy times of year.

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Reviewed 2 September 2017

Portobello is a "gem" whatever your age or walking ability. Start off in the High Street, get off the 26 bus at the Town Hall. There are Charity Shops aplenty, and after that if in need of a snack/meal look on Trip Advisor for all...More

2  Thank Angela L
Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a nice beach to go for a walk, especially on a nice day. There is a long stretch of promenade. The beach itself is very clean. There are a couple of pubs, couple of cafes and some amusements along the front. There is...More

Thank Abi S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Only a short break but the memories will last forever Nice walks at a relaxed pace with plenty to see and do. Very cosmopolitan.

Thank David B
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

If you are after some quality time on the beach with a view you can't go wrong here. It is a short walk from a free car park and has plenty are beach and benches to enjoy the views. I didn't wander into portobello in...More

Thank Kate S
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Not really much to see here to be honest. The area surrounding the beach looks a little run down and in need of rejuvenation . We found only one cafe along the seafront which was lovely but a little expensive. Oddly enough there was an...More

Thank Karen E
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great accessible beach, plenty of free parking dotted about, long promenade plenty of restaurants and fast food places to snack or get a main meal. Beach is great and larger than expected especially when the tides out, ideal cheap day for taking...More

1  Thank Nick G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

The beach as stretch of sand is nice and there are some stunning skies in the evening looking over to Fife. What let's this beach down though is the lack of facilities. There is a pub at either end but nothing really in between. If...More

Thank Kimberley_Bradley
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We regularly go to the Portobello Beach when we are having a few days in Edinburgh. It is especially good for us as we have dog and she loves the sandy beach. As well as the beach there are plenty cafes and bars offering a...More

1  Thank DavidMay1945
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

I have walked along Portobello Prom a few times this month. There's loads of cafes and bars along the way with a few take away vans for ice creams coffees sandwiches chips etc. There's an amusement arcade swimming pool water sports centre. There's often beach...More

Thank LinsSan
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17 July 2017|
Response from edinburghcitymom | Reviewed this property |
Yes it has several. One for small children , toddlers and a larger swing park for small children and older. Within about 4 mins of each other between the swimming pool and amusement arcade. Beach is cleaned regularly... More
annemarie f
16 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
18 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