Port Edgar Marina, Edinburgh - The Marina With More. We are home to Edinburgh's sailing and watersports community and a vibrant hub for visitors who want to eat, shop for select brands and enjoy views of the three iconic Forth bridges
Located on the Firth of Forth, between the iconic Road and Rail Bridges and the new Queensferry Crossing, Port Edgar is a vibrant marina and an ideal base for exploring the spectacular scenery, historic harbours and interesting islands of the Firth and East coast.
Port Edgar Marina is a popular, year-round leisure destination for boat owners and their families, sailing enthusiasts and watersports activities and is home to a wide range of businesses, organisations and clubs. It’s also highly accessible, so you can be on the water or exploring the area in less than 30 minutes from Edinburgh city centre.
Whether your interest is in sailing, racing, watersports or touring the Firth, Port Edgar offers a diverse range of activities to suit everyone who wants to get on the water.
We’re home to one of the largest sailing schools in Scotland - Port Edgar Watersports CIC – where you can learn to sail, kayak, paddleboard and more with highly experienced tutors. Our Port Edgar Yacht Club has one of the most active yacht-racing programmes in the country or you can get rowing or paddling with other clubs based here.
Discover the delights of the Firth of Forth on a sightseeing tour with a wide choice of tour operators picking up from the marina or charter a boat for your own tailor-made trip.
Learn to sail with Port Edgar Watersports http://www.portedgarmarina.co.uk/watersports.php
Boat Tours http://www.portedgarmarina.co.uk/tours.php
Down the Hatch Cafe Bistro https://www.facebook.com/downthehatchportedgarsouthqueensferry/?fref=ts
Shop at Bosuns Locker http://www.bosuns.co.uk
There’s plenty to see and do in the local area and the picturesque town of South Queensferry is a great place to start. An ancient former Royal Burgh, the old town is a conservation area with a narrow cobbled High Street and many historic buildings. It boasts a range of local amenities and some excellent restaurants, bistros and bars. There are a number of important historic houses and estates in the area too, including Dalmeny, Hopetoun and Dundas.
The mud flats at Port Edgar which are exposed at low tide are part of an extensive Firth of Forth Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI). Much of the shoreline and the islands in the Firth are covered by national and international designations. It’s a great place to watch for wildlife, including seals, dolphins and porpoises, or view a great diversity of birds, especially waders that favour the mudflats.
A great way to reach Port Edgar is by bike. From Edinburgh you can cycle all the way to the marina via the Sustrans path. You can also enjoy the exciting Vat Run mountain bike trail at South Queensferry.