Portobello BeachFree: All time

Most probably won’t associate Edinburgh with a beach. However, there are several around town. The closest and most popular one is Portobello Beach. It is located a few miles from the city center but despite its urban location, the site still has the traditional seaside charm. Portobello’s sandy beach stretches about a mile and along the promenade are ice cream vendors, old fashioned sweet shop, arcades, cafes and pubs. During the summer, locals flock the beach to sunbathe, swim, fly kites, BBQ, etc.

Address: Portobello, Edinburgh
Opening hours: Daily 9am – 6pm
Direction: Bus No 15 or 26 from Princes Street to Portobello Beach
Website: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Portobello,_Edinburgh

Photo credit: Callum Black, Sandy Gemmill, Billy McCrorie