Warm sunshine was the order of the day for this summer re-visit to Portobello beach in Edinburgh. There was an exhuberant atmosphere that suited its metropolitan location, the promenade decorated with cafe chairs and tables, the sand thronged with playing children, adverts being filmed on the beach and couples strolling by the water’s edge. The Portobello Rowing Club were out on the beach with two boats and I chatted to one of its members, Nick.
Nick explains life at Rowporty.
What this and other beaches mean to Anne.
Good times at the beach.
The scene in the sunshine at Portobello beach.
This is the main town beach for Edinburgh and has a traditional feel, as if many people have passed this way. It’s two miles long and offers views of Musselburgh, Leith and across to Fife. All the amenities you’d want are here, including windsurfing, the chance to walk the dog or even fly a kite. The beach itself is sandy, relaxing and a tonic, nearby yet far from the hustle and bustle of Scotland’s capital city.
Family connections at the beach, for Craig and Alison.
The scene at Portobello beach in the winter.