Parks

Union Canal

The 19th century Union Canal is not a park in the typical sense, but like the Water of Leith it provides a strip of blue and green through…

Burntisland Pettycur Bay

One of the beaches near the seaside towns of Burntisland and Kinghorn. Found across the Firth of Forth in Fife it is a small, sheltered, sandy bay backed by sand dunes.

Pilrig Park

A good-sized green space owned by the city of Edinburgh since 1920. The public park has two play areas, allotments, community forestry, and football pitch.

Portobello Beach & Promenade

One of the chief attractions of Portobello, to the East of Edinburgh City Centre, is the sea and a wide sandy beach - with a long, classic Victorian promenade and old-world…

Isle of May

The Isle of May National Nature Reserve is a long rocky island with sheer cliffs and caves at the mouth of the Firth of Forth. It is home to thousands of grey seals, the fourth…

Pentland Hills Regional Park

The 11 mile by 6 mile Pentland Hills Regional Park, established on 22 October 1984, stretches from the City Bypass in the North (the southernwest reaches of Edinburgh), to the…

Inchcolm Island

Inchcolm Island is a tiny island in the Firth of Forth, between Edinburgh and Fife to the North. It is best known for its ancient and well preserved Augustinian Abbey. The…

Limekilns Beach

Small village beach on the North side of the Firth of Forth.

George V Park in Currie

Park in Edinburgh's south west divided by Lanark Road. There's a fenced court for ball games including football and basketball.

Belhaven Beach

Long, curving, sandy beach popular with surfers and walkers.

Bawsinch and Duddingston Nature Reserve

Bawsinch and Duddingston Loch is a nature reserve situated three kilometres from the centre of Edinburgh, at the southern end of Holyrood Park…

Seton Sands

A windswept sandy beach just off the main road (B1348) to the South East of Edinburgh and downstream from Cockenzie power station.