"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Portobello - Central (James Street) Beach

A beach resort about 4 miles east of Edinburgh city centre.

Beach type: Sand

Nearest town: Edinburgh

Local authority: City of Edinburgh Council

OS Grid Reference: NT313738


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Portobello - Central (James Street) Beach

  • Orcadia Trampoline Centre (0m)
  • Tumbles at Portobello (1m)
  • Shawfair Pottery (2m)
  • Jamboree Adventure Soft Play (2m)
  • Clown Around Indoor Play Centre (2m)
  • Inveresk Lodge Garden (2m)
  • Craigmillar Castle (2m)
  • Palace of Holyroodhouse (3m)
  • Our Dynamic Earth (3m)
  • Royal Commonwealth Pool and Clambers (3m)
  • The Museum of Edinburgh (3m)
  • Invergordon Distillers Ltd (3m)
  • Huntly House Museum (3m)
  • The People's Story Museum (3m)
  • People's Story Museum (3m)
  • Serenity Scotland (3m)
  • Geoffrey (Tailor) Highland Crafts (3m)
  • John Knox House (3m)
  • Museum of Childhood (3m)
  • Museum of Childhood (3m)
  • Brass Rubbing Centre (3m)
  • Creative Connections (3m)
  • Mercat Walking Tours of Edinburgh (3m)
  • Auld Reekie Tours (3m)
  • St Cecilias Hall Museum of Instruments (3m)
  • James Pringle Weavers (3m)
  • Sandemans Edinburgh Free Tour (3m)
  • National Museum of Scotland (3m)
  • Biggar Gasworks Museum (3m)
  • Royal Museum (3m)

Tourist Information

Edinburgh Information Centre
above Waverley Shopping Centre
3 Princes Street

Phone 08452 255 121
Email info@visitscotland.com

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Monday 21 August


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 6°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 1mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 97%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 13°C
(feels like 12°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1022
Humidity 79%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1021
Humidity 76%
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Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1020
Humidity 72%
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Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 17°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 77%
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Chance of rain 51%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
Pressure 1019
Humidity 87%
UV Index n/a
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High Tide
02:43 BST
(01:43 GMT)
Low Tide
09:07 BST
(08:07 GMT)
High Tide
15:10 BST
(14:10 GMT)
Low Tide
21:22 BST
(20:22 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A beach resort about 4 miles east of Edinburgh city centre.

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