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 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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Dogs allowed

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  • Amusement arcade
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Shop
  • Promenade

Nearest town



EH15 1DU

OS grid ref.

NT 3027 7451

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