Edinburgh has a huge coastline stretching from the Forth road and rail Bridges to the outskirts of Edinburgh, a particular place I was familiar with as a lad was called "cramond" initially a small village was built there, rather like a fishing community housing some old houses and a small port people use these days for sailing.
We visited cramond a lot when we were younger, it was an adventure playground if you like for young people exploring especially in the summer and as I have discussed before this was an entry to walk to "cramond Island"
As well as the river Almond, flowing there was also a small waterfall which fascinated us, the river was quite wide and no one dared brave going in, one thing the water was freezing and secondly it was quite powerful so you could be easily swept away if not careful.
Cramond village was built in the 17th Century, still visible is an old Roman fort taking up parts of the village, also there is Cramond Kirk which was also built around the 17th Century.
Cramond Boat Club
This is a beautiful part of the Town, historic and lovely in the summer, I had great memories of this place as a lad.