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Edinburgh’s Seaside

Edinburgh’s Seaside

Just 20 minutes from Princes Street, Portobello is a refreshing escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Fashionable in the Victorian era, Portobello had its heyday in the 50s and 60s and has now re-invented itself as a cool seaside community that extends a warm welcome to everyone.

Georgian villas and Victorian tenements enjoy Conservation Area status in a charming seaside suburb that is proud of its past and confident of its future. Two miles of golden sand, beach-side cafes and bars, peaceful Green Flag Award parks and a vibrant High Street featuring lots of quality independent shops.

Discover one of Edinburgh's best-kept secrets and find out for yourself why it's such a great place to visit.

Beach Life

In 2015 Portobello was awarded its fourth consecutive Seaside Award, recognising the cleanliness of the beach, its excellent water quality and the facilites it offers to visitors. Local rowing and sailing clubs are very popular and the beach and promenade play host to numerous events throughout the year.