British Beaches

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Port Seton Beach

Cockensie & Port Seton, East Lothian

A traditional salt making village. Port Seton is now a small seaside resort with a small harbour and a sand and shingle beach.

Beach Type



Toilets and a pub next to the beach

Nature and Wildlife

Explore the rock pools and wander along Seton sands beach

Water Quality

Not Tested



Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre above Waverley Shopping Centre 3 Princes Street EH2 2QP Tel. 0845 22 55 121 Email: Web:


Nearest town: Cockensie & Port Seton
County: East Lothian
Latitude/Longitude: 55.9725, -2.94384
Postcode: EH32 0ED
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)


Signposted off the A1 just east of Edinburgh.

Public Transport

Lothian Buses's bus service number 26 runs between Edinburgh (Clerwood) and Port Seton

Nearest Railway Stations

Prestonpans (Approx. 2 miles away)
Longniddry (Approx. 2 miles away)
Wallyford (Approx. 3 miles away)
Musselburgh (Approx. 5 miles away)
Newcraighall (Approx. 6 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Links Road, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 1.2 miles away
High Street, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Longniddry Bents, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Prestonpans Station, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 1.8 miles away
Prestonpans Station 2, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Lindores Drive, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Main Street, Longniddry (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Coal Neuk, Tranent (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
North Grange Avenue, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Rope Walk, Prestonpans (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Cockensie & Port Seton