Portobello Beach

City of Edinburgh | Portobello | Beach | ★★

[Portobello Beach]

It's often forgotten that Scotland's capital, Edinburgh is only a few miles from the sea, and boasts a handful of excellent urban beaches within the city boundary. Perhaps the best is at Portobello, where lines of groynes help protect a mile of sand overlooking the point at which the Firth of Forth mixes with the North Sea. At sunny weekends and during school holidays this a popular spot for locals, with a strip of amusement arcades, cafes and seafood restaurants doing brisk trade even on our February visit. Portobello itself is often championed as a quirky, bohemian suburb with a long history as a tourist destination. Well, if you say so - apart from an unusually high number of charity shops and organic / vegan eateries, there's more of an air of faded glory than hipster highlights. But let that take nothing away from a beach many other cities would envy.

[Portobello Beach]

📌 Portobello Beach ★★
Location: Off Bath Street, Portobello, 3 miles east of Edinburgh Waverley station, G.R.: NT 308741 ///throw.sing.hours

[Portobello Beach]

[Portobello Beach]

[Portobello Beach]

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