Seaside views, a top-spec gym, and beautiful Victorian baths – Portobello Swim Centre has it all! Overlooking the promenade, we’re proud to have been a hallmark of the local community for decades. 


It’s easy to get here via road, public transport, foot or bicycle, with a network of local cycle paths connecting Portobello to the city centre and beyond. We’re also proud to run a successful swim coaching programme. Read more about this here



There's more changes coming to our lane and casual swim sessions. From 15th August:

  • you won't have to book for any casual or lane swims, simply drop in
  • you won't be restricted to an hour in the pool (dependant on pool opening hours)
  • families can drop in for a Family Casual Swim
You can still book into a Family Fun Session or a Relaxed Swim Session as normal - here's a link to where you'll be able to see our adult/child ratios and all the sessions you can enjoy in our pools.

You can book an activity at Portobello Swim Centre online or via our mobile app for Android or iOS by creating or logging in to your booking account. 


Whether you are a member, have an Edinburgh Leisure discount card or a Pay as You Go account, you'll be able to access and enjoy all the activities available at Portobello Swim Centre. Any problems see our step by step guide to booking classes.

Please read our Booking Terms & Conditions before booking.


Join Edinburgh Leisure with a membership option that suits you, whether you just use Portobello or want access to all our fitness centres and swimming pools across the city. 



We are really looking forward to bringing the summer fun to our centres across the city this year. We have clubs, sports coaching, swimming, tennis, climbing, gymnastics, Clip n Climb and so much more over the holidays.


Whether you are looking for week long 9am - 5pm holiday clubs, with early drop off from 8am and late pick up until 6pm, or just to keep the kids active and learn a new skill for a few hours each day, we have you covered. Take a look here to find out more or book now!