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Portobaseleghe, Italy

45°38.10′N, 12°59.83′E Chart icon.png

Portobaseleghe is a small motor boat and yacht harbour situated in the Litoranea Veneta, a shallow lagoon six miles ENE of Porto Santa Margherita and ten miles SW of the entrance to Lignano. The harbour is close to the popular resort of Bibione Pineda and offers a total of 400 berths for yachts up to 24 metres in depths of around 3.0 metres. Entry is best close to high water, on a rising tide and in settled conditions.


British Admiralty


During the summer months the prevailing winds in the Adriatic are light to moderate coastal seabreezes. In spring and autumn, northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the northern Adriatic, where the much-feared “bora” is caused by high pressure over the mountains to the NE coupled with low pressure over southern Italy. Fortunately, the fiercest “bora” is normally to be expected in the winter months. Thunderstorms are occasionally experienced in spring and especially autumn and can be accompanied by violent winds of gale force and above. Luckily they are rarely long-lasting. Fog is a further hazard often encountered in the lagoon of Venice, especially in the early and late season.

Sources for weather information:

  • There is a continuous (computerised voice) weather forecast on VHF 68 - first in Italian and then followed with an English translation
  • The same forecast is given in Italian and English on VHF coastal stations following a notification on channel 16
  • Navtex weather forecasts covering the Adriatic are broadcast from stations at Roma, Trieste, Kerkyra (Greece) and Split (Croatia)


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


The entrance to the lagoon of Litoranea Veneta lies at World icon.png {{Coord|45|37.5|N|12|58.5|E|}. The entrance is prone to silting and depths are currently (January 2011) reported as around 3.0 metres at low water. Entry should therefore only be attempted close to high water and on a rising tide and never in strong onshore winds. The channel is marked from the entrance up to Portobaseleghe by a series of red and white painted marker posts. Stay in the centre of the marked channel for around one mile until arriving at the small marina of Portobaseleghe on starboard.


Marinas & Yacht Clubs

The harbour of Portobaseleghe consists of five pontoons extending out from the shore, two long pontoons parallel to the shore and a short quay. There are a total of 400 berths, including 20 for transit. All berths are equipped with mooring posts for four-point mooring. Maximum size of yacht accommodated is 24 metres and depths at the pontoons range from 1.5 - 3.5 metres.

Facilities include: fuel station (24 hrs); water and electricity; toilets and showers; clubhouse; chandlery.

Contacts Portobaseleghe

Phone: +39 0431 43686
Fax: +39 0431 439193
Email: portobaseleghe@bibionemare.com
Web: http://www.portobaseleghe.com/index.aspx
Address: Viale Laguna, 12, 30020 Bibione Pineda (VE), Italy


Anchoring in the river is not recommended.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Submit addresses and contact details of marine related businesses that are of interest to cruisers.


Slipway. Travel lift (45 T). Fixed crane (20 T). Mobile crane (10 T). Some hard standing. Engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Wood and fiberglass hull repairs. Paintworks. Upholstery and canvas work.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station (24 hrs). Water and electricity at berths.

Things to do Ashore


Beaches of Bibione Pineda

There is not much to do here apart from appreciate the attractive scenery and abundant wildlife around the lagoon. The busy resort of Bibione Pineda lies just SE of the harbour with miles of golden beaches backed by pines.

Grocery & Supply Stores

Provisions shops within 100 metres.


Numerous bars and restaurants in Bibione Pineda.





Motorbike & Car Rentals

Rental outlets in Bibione Pineda.

Garbage Disposal

Bins at the harbour.


List transportation (local and/or international.)


Contact details of "Cruiser's Friends" that can be contacted for local information or assistance.


List links to discussion threads on partnering forums. (see link for requirements)


List links external to the wiki such as in Wikepedia.

References & Publications

See Italy.


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Date of member's last visit to Portobaseleghe and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible)--Athene of Lymington 18:44, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

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