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The beach resort of Portoroz

The resort of Portorož lies on the coast of Slovenia just over two miles SE of the small harbour of Piran and two miles N of the border with Croatia. Essentially Slovenia’s only major mass-market beach resort, the coastline is lined with modern, high-rise hotels and casinos and the town, while pleasant, has few of the attractions of the old Venetian harbours along the coast, such as Piran, Koper or even Izola. However, it is a good base for over-wintering or for leaving a yacht to explore the fascinating hinterland of Slovenia. Just S of the resort is the large marina of Marina Portoroz, which offers 650 berths for yachts up to 30 metres and draft up to 3.5 metres.


British Admiralty


See Slovenia.


See Slovenia.


Also see World Cruiser's Nets

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


A tall belfry in the town of Piran, situated on a headland two miles NW of the marina, is conspicuous from some distance off. The marina of Marina Portoroz lies at the S end of the town of Portoroz, which is easily identified by the numerous high rise hotels along the coast. The marina is situated in a low-lying area which formerly was used for salt pans. Access is via a narrow, 22 metre wide channel with depths of 3.5 metres. The channel is marked with wooden posts. While there are no dangers in the approach, entry can be tricky in strong onshore winds. Once inside the marina, the shelter is excellent.


Yachts must go to Piran first to check in before continuing to Portoroz.


Go to the marina.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs


There are no really sheltered anchorages in the area, although anchoring in the bight immediately N of the marina is possible in settled weather.


Water In the Marina Portoroz
Electricity In the Marina Portoroz}
Toilets In the Marina Portoroz
Showers In the Marina Portoroz
Laundry In the Marina Portoroz
Garbage Bins at the Marina Portoroz
Fuel Fuel dock in the Marina Portoroz
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers In the Marina Portoroz
Repairs In the Marina Portoroz
Internet WiFi in the Marina Portoroz
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals Several rental outlets in the town


Good provisions shops in the town.

Eating out

  • Restaurant and café in the Marina Portoroz
  • Many bars and restaurants in the old town


  • Shuttle buses to Piran
  • Small airport with some local and charter flights of 5 kilometres SSE
  • International airport of Ljubljana 130 kilometres
  • Airport of Trieste in Italy 60 kilometers


Portoroz is basically a beach resort and there is little of tourist interest other than beaches and a health spa (if mud baths and brine soaking turns you on).However, the town is a good base for exploring the hinterland of Slovenia, with its world-famous Lippizaner stud at Lipice, impressive cave systems of Skocjan and Postojna and castle of Predjama. It is also a short hop by shuttle bus to the lovely mediaeval town of Piran, which is an essential visit.

The beaches of Portoroz
The beautiful mediaeval town of Piran
The spectacularly sited Predjama Castle
Lippizaners on show, Lipice Stud


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)



See Slovenia.


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