Are you planning to spend a holiday in Porto Santa Margherita near Caorle and eager to find out what you can see and do while you’re there? Get ready to leave your heart in this small but breathtaking beach resort near Caorle, which has an enchanting, relaxing atmosphere.
At Porto Santa Margherita you can have a pleasant stay and enjoy the easy-going atmosphere that’s so popular with Italian and international tourists.
The fascinating local history is full of tales such as the story of the “Abduction of the Maidens”. The bustling town centre is packed with shops and it is renowned for its marina.
However, what makes Porto Santa Margherita really special is the crystal clear water in the spellbinding sea, which makes it the ideal place for people of all ages to relax on the beach.
Find out about all the activities on offer and come and enjoy the beach in Porto Santa Margherita!
Just down the road from Caorle: how to get to Porto Santa Margherita
If you’re travelling by car to Porto Santa Margherita, the most convenient motorway exits are San Stino di Livenza on the A4 motorway if you’re coming from Venice, or Portogruaro if you’re coming from Austria/Trieste. From both of these two exits, the best option is to follow the signs for Caorle. Once you get to Caorle, you just need to head west for 2 km to get to Porto Santa Margherita. It takes approximately 30 minutes from both San Stino di Livenza and Portogruaro.
Caorle doesn’t have a train station. If you’re travelling by train, you should get off at Portogruaro-Caorle station, where you’ll find lots of buses run by the local company ATVO. As well as connecting Portogruaro station with Caorle town centre, many of them also go through Porto Santa Margherita.
You can also easily get to Porto Santa Margherita by bus from San Donà di Piave, Portogruaro, Mestre or Venice by taking one of the ATVO lines to Caorle.
In addition, roughly once an hour a local bus (number 97) runs between Porto Santa Margherita and Caorle. You can buy tickets at the station or on board.
It takes just 15 minutes to get to Caorle from Porto Santa Margherita by bike, or you can walk there in approximately 40 minutes. If you’d like to walk to Caorle, we recommend the handy ferry on the Livenza river, which can also carry bicycles.
The nearest airports to Caorle are Venice and Treviso. You can take an ATVO bus from both of them to Porto Santa Margherita. Alternatively, you can hire a car in the airport: see the RentalCars website.
Another option that we’d recommend is the practical GoOpti transfer service. You can get great deals and save money if you share the journey with other people.
The best of Porto Santa Margherita: what to do and where to go in the wonderfully peaceful resort
The town centre
As well as numerous aparthotels, apartments, villas and hotels, Porto Santa Margherita has a very nice central pedestrian area that is lined with lots of trees, shops, gathering places and amusement arcades, as well as pizzerias, bars and restaurants where you can eat delicious fresh fish and other Veneto specialities and sip fragrant wines from the region.
Sports lovers can take part in a wide range of activities in the sea (such as sailing, swimming, jet skiing, surfing, canoeing) and on the land (such as cycling, basketball and tennis). There are no fewer than five tennis courts with floodlights, meaning they can be used both in the day and in the evening. Enthralling tournaments are often organized on them.
In addition, Porto Santa Margherita has an outstanding heated indoor pool that’s open in the winter as well as the summer.
Nearby attractions to visit
A short distance from Porto Santa Margherita is Ca’ Corniani, a rural centre that lies between the Livenza River and the Brian Canal. As well as visiting the old manor house and the lodgings for sharecroppers and tenant farmers, you can enjoy nibbles and the excellent wine made there. The countryside is a marvellous place for bike rides. You can either bring your own bicycles or hire them there.
Another interesting place to visit is the tiny village of San Gaetano near Caorle, which has just 150 inhabitants. It was once home to the barons of the noble Franchetti family, who made it into a centre of agriculture and livestock farming.
Among the illustrious guests who visited over the years were Henry Fonda and Ernest Hemingway, who was inspired to write “Across the River and into the Trees” during his stays in the area.
Sailing in Porto Santa Margherita
Porto Santa Margherita is the ideal location for people who love sailing and using motor boats, as well as all those who’d like to give this relaxing, engaging activity a try. Porto Santa Margherita is the perfect place to savour some serene sailing thanks to the clean, calm sea and above all the wind that blows in the resort.
“Marina 4” has 450 berths in the water and room for a further 80 vessels on land, as well as additional spaces in its yard and shed. It’s open to both sailing and motor boats, whose owners can take advantage of the “Marina 4” mechanical support service with specialist staff and a shop stocking accessories to cater to all of their nautical needs. It’s also possible to hire jet skis and fill up with fuel.
Many of the regattas organized by the Porto Santa Margherita Boat Club play a key, distinctive part in the resort’s identity. The most famous ones are the Cinquecento, the Duecento, the Autumn Championship and the Prosecco’s Cup open regatta.
From June to September, the club also organizes sailing lessons for adults and children aged 6 and over on Levante beach in Caorle. Visit the website to find out more.
Walk, relax and enjoy the beautiful views from the beach
One of the secrets to Porto Santa Margherita’s popularity is its beach, which is around 2 km long, covered in fine, clean sand and an ideal place for children to play. A distinctive terraced promenade runs all along the beach and makes it an ideal place for long, romantic strolls looking out towards the horizon over the blue sea. A Blue Flag has flown in Porto Santa Margherita near Caorle for years thanks to its crystal clear water. The pristine beauty of the coast means it is the perfect destination for holidays with family or friends.
The beach establishments provide a range of services, including:
- – Wi-Fi coverage
- – Umbrella and sun lounger hire
- – Showers
- – Play areas for children
- – Cafés, bars and kiosks
- – Twin-hull kayak and pedalo hire
- – Free entertainment services
There are plenty of beach volleyball and bocce courts, ping pong tables and football pitches and there is also a pet friendly area that is open to small dogs.
Verdemare Club (tel. +39 320 4246148, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- – Play area for children
- – Wi-Fi
- – Free entertainment
Alga Marina (tel. +39 0421 260712, email@example.com)
- – Wi-Fi
- – Free entertainment
Prima Baia (tel. +39 0421 260024, firstname.lastname@example.org)
- – Free entertainment
Margherita (tel. +39 0421 260072, email@example.com)
- – Free entertainment
- – Small and medium dogs are welcome
- – Wi-Fi
Terrazzamare (tel. +39 0421 261193, firstname.lastname@example.org)
Arcobaleno (tel. +39 348 3251193)
- – Entertainment
- – Wi-Fi
- – Beach volleyball, ping pong, bocce
- – Small pets are welcome
Discover the delights of Porto Santa Margherita and its public beach! Read the full article and learn about the secrets to the irresistible appeal of this unique part of the world. Click here to find out more and have an unforgettable holiday!
Porto Santa Margherita: romantic strolls in the magnificent marina
As well as the beach and the sea, Porto Santa Margherita is famous for its gorgeous, renowned marina, which has room for more than 500 boats.
When you’re on holiday in Porto Santa Margherita, it’s always nice to take an evening stroll down by the docks, admire the boats that are moored there and enjoy the cool air that rises up from the water towards the quay.
Are you already looking forward to your holiday and picturing yourself and your partner going for a romantic walk?
Traditional taste sensations: where to eat in Porto Santa Margherita
Porto Santa Margherita has strong culinary ties to the seafaring traditions of Caorle and the surrounding area. Many restaurants offer their customers real delicacies, such as fried whitebait, fried “masenete” (soft shell crabs) and grilled fish, as well as classic and innovative takes on traditional Venetian dishes, including “sarde in saor” (fried sardines with pine kernels, raisins and caramelized onions cooked in vinegar), spaghetti with “pevarasse” (a type of clam) and tagliolini with crabs.
Of course there are also dishes containing meat and the local vegetables that can be bought at the many farms in the inland areas, such as “La Fagiana”, which produces exceptional rice, fruit juices and wine.
If you’re looking for specific recommendations about where to eat in Porto Santa Margherita, you can find lots of suggestions in this article.
Accommodation advice for Porto Santa Margherita
Enjoy the freedom to relax and explore Porto Santa Margherita!
Renting a comfortable, central apartment is one of the best ways to make the most of a holiday in the stunning beach resort.
Choose tastefully appointed accommodation in an aparthotel, apartment building or villa and really relish your time in Porto Santa Margherita.
Thanks to Agenzia Lampo, you can choose from a vast range of apartments of all sizes that are ideal for catering to all of you and your family’s needs.
Check out the unbeatable offers on our website or contact us to book your dream apartment in Porto Santa Margherita!