British Beaches

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Portobello - West (Kings Road) Beach

Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh

Once Portobello was a busy seaside resort where all the people of Edingburgh went to paddle in the sea. Now it still has it's sandy beach, and plenty of amusements and entertainments, although it is seen more as a peacful escape from city life.

Weather and Tides


21 August 2017

Light Cloud

Minimum Temperature14°C (57°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Easterly
Wind Speed3mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk3
Sunset20:36 BST


22 August 2017

Light Cloud

Maximum Temperature19°C (66°F)
Minimum Temperature16°C (61°F)
Wind DirectionNorth Easterly
Wind Speed7mph
UV Risk3
Sunrise05:56 BST
Sunset20:33 BST


23 August 2017

Light Rain Shower

Maximum Temperature20°C (68°F)
Minimum Temperature13°C (55°F)
Wind DirectionSouth Westerly
Wind Speed9mph
VisibilityVery Good
UV Risk4
Sunrise05:58 BST
Sunset20:31 BST


High tide: 02:43 BST
(01:43 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:07 BST
(08:07 21 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:10 BST
(14:10 21 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 21:22 BST
(20:22 21 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 03:29 BST
(02:29 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 09:55 BST
(08:55 22 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 15:55 BST
(14:55 22 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:05 BST
(21:05 22 August 2017 GMT)


High tide: 04:13 BST
(03:13 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 10:38 BST
(09:38 23 August 2017 GMT)

High tide: 16:38 BST
(15:38 23 August 2017 GMT)

Low tide: 22:46 BST
(21:46 23 August 2017 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point (Leith) and may not be accurate for this beach. 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.

Tidal predictions are © Crown Copyright and/or database rights. Reproduced by permission of the Controller of Her Majesty's Stationery Office and the UK Hydrographic Office (