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Portobello - West (Kings Road) Beach

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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.

Type of beach


Lifeguard service


Dogs friendly beach?

Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)

Lothian dog friendly beaches »


  • Amusement arcade
  • Swimming/bathing


  • Cafe/restaurant
  • Shop
  • Promenade

Nearest town



EH15 1DU

OS grid ref.

NT 3027 7451

Water quality

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