Portobello - West (Kings Road) Beach
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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
Dogs friendly beach?
Restrictions may apply (usually from Easter until the end of Summer)
- Amusement arcade
OS grid ref.
NT 3027 7451