Edinburgh is ideally placed to experience Scotland’s beautiful coastline. While Scotland is not exactly famous for its balmy climate, the summertime does bring sunshine and medium to hot temperatures. The coast is also incredibly enjoyable to walk or even drive along at any point during the year. Nearby East Lothian is full of pretty resort towns that offer golf, spa & leisure facilities as well as water sports and nature walks.
Beach Towns of Edinburgh
Edinburgh’s local beach is in the Portobello area. Here you will find a lovely promenade, cafes, bars and great views out to the Firth of Forth. There are a number of hotels in the area with a sea view – all within easy reach of the city centre by car or public transport.
The beach at North Berwick is a popular daytrip from the city for locals and international visitors alike. Offering picturesque views of the area’s beautiful island nature reserves, along with having stunning golf courses and serving up fresh seafood, North Berwick is a lovely place to visit away from the city.
For hotels close to the shore, explore the Granton, Cramond and East Lothian areas. Book flights and accommodation in double quick time with Expedia’s handy search tool.