This is a nice beach.
Sadly the promenade the is pretty much derelict. There's a play park and a few amusements but it so much potential that hasn't been met.
It's a popular misconception that a beach can only be enjoyed in the sun as this place proves.
It's perfect for windy walks, sometimes even rainy walks, at the end of the day the best thing about the beach is the sea-view and the view from here is very nice.
What's more you can even indulge the inner child in you by popping into the amusement arcades and play on the penny falls, one armed bandit or whatever takes your fancy.
Having lived in Portobello all my live I have grown up with the luxury of having a beach. But I never get bored of it having a 2 wonderful play park and 2 amusement parks.
The beach is stunning and is even more beautiful when the tide is in need less to say it is always mobbed with the sun is out. So if you like it peaceful watch the weather before you go to sunny and you will not be able to move.
There is also some lovely glassy areas ideal for picnics with out the sand. Not only that there are nice sea front cafe's and pubs.
Also you are just a 5 minute from the high street which has lots of good places to eat and amazing unique little shops such as as It's a small world doll house shop.
Not to mention it has a wide range of charity shop with i have found so many little lucky in.
Portobello is a amazing place to live and visit
Had lots of good trips to Portobello Beach as a child. I still like going on a nice sunny day for a long walk across the beach and a shot in arcades :)
Good place to bring the children, lot's of things there to keep them amused
Portobello is a real cool place to visit and live. The weather is never boring (i.e. no sunny days all year round ;)). The beach is long and generally clean.
The locals take an interest in their habitat and there is a community feel about the place.
I was born and brought up in Portobello and although I've travelled extensively and lived elsewhere for a few years, I have not found any place to entice me to live elsewhere. On the 24th Aug 2008 from 1pm, Portobello Open Door (a group of local volunteers) is hosting a day of free entertainment, music and dance with fun for all ages. Come along and join in.
Great place to bring the family this summer. I visited portobello last year when driving down to london from stranraer some great pubs in the area along with lots of eevnts happning on the beach and in the surrounding comunity. Its also probally one of the cleanest and safest beaches in scottland!
Lovely place to come for a walk along the promenade, grab a hot chocolate or, if you are brave enough, go for a dip in the water! Very popular, especially in warm(er) weather, so avoid if you dont like people/dogs/children!
This beach is relatively clean and is popular with locals. Lots of rock pools can be found and explored. There's a small playpark and a few amusements along the sea front. Nice to visit.
A lovely clean, sandy beach. Great for people watching at the weekends.
It is a nice place to go for a walk, lazy stroll, and great for kids, as there is wee park provided there. Also there is some amusement arcades there I only like to go there for a walk, as I do admire the views preferably if it was in a sunny day. not the windy times, as the winds are really cold, and stings your yes, nose, and ears of course!!!
I love Portobello beach, I suppose it is kind of Edinburgh's answer to Blackpool on a smaller less tacky scale! It used to be more of a big deal a few years back before foreign holidays and computers became more popular. It is situated just off the High Street in Portobello and has an amusements arcade which is good for children and adults with some smaller rides for the kids. Portobello is also quite a nice place it has a few nice pubs and cafes and plenty of shiops if you want to get a picnic in the summer. The water is quite clean for a Scopttish beach and its possible to have a paddle or a swim if you are brave. There are also public loos right next to the cross roads in the centre of Portobello if you are visiting. This is also a great place to walk the dogs any time of year.
Portobello beach is a nice place to go to get out of the centre of the city. There are plenty of shops including charity shops! which you can stroll around as well as enjoying the beach with its multitude of sand. I know I had a great time running in the sand and sea with my socks and shoes off and my trousers rolled up! Its all sand and no stones which makes it a favorite of mine and it stretches on for miles making it a great place to just have a walk in the sunshine or sit on a bench and look out to sea.
Portobello Beach is a great place for a wander in the summer. It is a bit of a waste though, as the shows are no longer there, and all you can really find on the front are amusements, which is a huge shame. They could do so much more with it!!!
The day after the night of full moon the sea at Portobello shows its mysterious face to the few strollers and dogs on its sands in the gloaming air. Great place for a family weekend relaxation, beach picnics on worm days or a bit of swimming or rowing if you have the guts! There is an amusement park, a couple of sweet cafes and bars and a sports centre with swimming pool. As we walk towards teh horizon our eyes spotted some funny faces in the sand - fancy children's drawings.
Edinburgh's sea-side resort! Portobello beach is somewhere I was taken as a small child and remember affectionately, although it used to be so dirty that we'd all come home with orange hands and feet (yuck!) They've made quite an effort to clean it up in recent years and it even had a clean beach flag until last year, when a leak at Seafield sewage works temporarily ruined things. It's a real community area, and everyone felt the disappointment, but they're hopeful that the place will be certifiably clean by Summer 2008. For now, it would probably be best not to swim, but it's still a great place to visit! During the day it is the preserve of sight-seers and locals walking dogs or playing games, and at night it becomes the domain of teenagers who have bonfires and such, usually pretty amiably. Summer Solstice, Bonfire Night and New Year are the times to go if you want some good community-spirited fun: there are fireworks and friendly groups of locals all along the beach! There's a yearly art installation and the swimming pool that faces onto the beach is particularly remarkable for its amazing Turkish baths. There are also games arcades at one end, and some good pubs at the other. We may have laughed when the sign proclaiming "Edinburgh's Seaside" was put up, but actually it's a great place for a day out!
this is a great beach in edinburgh..a little messy sometimes but good.its like a getaway fun beach but in edinburgh..very good for family's
I reallt love this beach, have so many fond memories of going here when I was a child. The beach has been cleaned up and is always busy when the sun comes out. There is also playparks, amusements, public toilets and if you can get into one of the back streets parking very nearby too. Always a great day out.
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