Caorle and Porto Santa Margherita, Veneto
The best, and most accessible beach resorts near Venice, in my biased (!) opinion, are centred on Caorle.
The town of Caorle is a charming old fishing village that has grown to be an attractive holiday town. Its neighbour, Porto Santa Margherita (also sometimes known as Porto Santa Margherita di Caorle), grew as a holiday town since space available in Caorle was restricted by the terrain - a river on one side, a reserve on the other, and farmland behind with the sea in front.
My parents lived in Porto Santa Margherita for many years though, sadly, my father died there in 1996. I therefore visited as often as I could - work tended to limit the frequency but at one point I was able to go there twice a year.
My mother moved to Sicily seven years ago - no snow on Sicilian beaches in winter! - but returns to see friends and family regularly. We had a family reunion in Porto Santa Margherita in August, so I have prepared a few posts and articles about the trip that I shall post / publish in the coming weeks.
The Caorle blog notes will be first, tomorrow, and Porto Santa Margherita will follow on Wednesday. Others will roll out from the weekend.