Coastal Suburb

Portobello is a popular and sought after seaside district of Edinburgh. It’s coastline is characterised by its Esplanade and long sandy beach.

Portobello Summary

Creative & Community Focussed

Portobello offers a unique character and charm, one set to continue through its ongoing development and rediscovery as the main creative and community focused hub of Edinburgh.

Excellent Amenities

Portobello's bustling High Street and Esplanade offers a range of amenities and services and is home to countless boutique shops and cafes. There is an ever-growing selection of vibrant restaurants, independent bars and traditional pubs to choose from.

The area is conveniently served by two main supermarkets, both within easy reach.


Abundance of Green Spaces

The area benefits from a wide selection of open, green, family friendly spaces. Notably Figgate Park and Rosefield Park, with Arthurs Seat and Holyrood Park within easy travelling distance.


Good Transport Links

Portobello is well served by regular bus routes into the city, and has direct access to the A1, the motorway network and Edinburgh Airport. Brunstane railway station connects to the city centre also, as does the dedicated cycle path.



Locally, there is a good range of well-regarded nurseries, primary, and secondary schools, and there is easy access to Edinburgh’s popular private schools.


Leisure Facilities

Leisure and recreational facilities are provided for on the Promenade by the Swim Centre, Edinburgh Leisure Gym, Tumbles Gymnastics Centre, and the Sailing, Kayaking and Rowing Club.