The Beach Guide

Portobello - West (Kings Road) Beach

Portobello - West (Kings Road) Beach - Lothian

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West beach forms the northern section of the 2-mile stretch of sandy coast in the Edinburgh suburb of Portobello.

Turning left at the end of King's Road, there are a number of parking spots. From here a promenade heads north-west past the bus depot towards Craigentinny Golf Course. Alternatively, head south-east, down the promenade, past the southern sections of Portobello Beach, towards Joppa. This makes a pleasant walk whatever the time of year.

There is a choice of cafes and other amenities to be found along the promenade. A number of events are organised along the beach, including volleyball events, boating competitions and triathlons.

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    EH15 1DU

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    NT 3027 7451

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