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Camerota, Italy

39°59.9′N, 15°22.75′E Chart icon.png
Camerota harbour from S

The small harbour of Camerota (or more properly Marina di Camerota) is situated six miles SE of Capo Palinuro on the Tyrrhenian coast of Italy. The harbour is subject to continual silting and depths in the entrance are as little as 3.0 - 3.5 metres. With any swell running entry should not be attempted. In settled conditions, the harbour provides around 300 berths on three long pontoons for yachts up to 35 metres (although the depths probably dictate a limit of around 15 metres for yachts of normal draught). Shelter in the harbour is good, although strong southerlies cause an uncomfortable swell.


British Admiralty


Winds along the Tyrrhenian Coast of Italy are generally light in the summer months. The most notable feature is a SW seabreeze that kicks in in late morning and blows at little more than Force 2 - 4 until the evening. Thundery conditions are not infrequent during early Spring and Autumn, and associated winds can sometimes reach gale force and kick up a substantial sea. In winter, gales can blow from both NW and S and entry to and exit from some of the harbours along the coast can become hazardous.

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 are broadcast from stations at La Garde (Toulon), Roma and Cagliari (Sardinia)


List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.




Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


In the approach from W, be sure to leave the nearby islet of Isola del Camerota at least 100 metres to port as there are shallow patches on all sides. In the approach from either direction, give the end of the harbour breakwater a generous clearance to avoid the ballasting around it. The deeper water in the entrance is on the port side, nearer to the outer breakwater, since a sandbank has built up around the shorter, inner breakwater and a dredger is usually permanently moored here. Depths in the entrance are usually around 3.0 - 3.5 metres.


There are a total of 300 berths in the harbour on three long pontoons managed by the company La Marina de il Leone di Caprera. All berths have mooring lines tailed to the pontoons or buoys. Maximum length 35 metres. Depths in the harbour range from less than one metre at the root of the pontoons to 4.0 metres at the end. Water and electricity on the pontoons. Toilets and showers. Try calling Marina Leone di Caprera on VHF channel 09 or telephone: +39 0974 939184.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs



In settled weather only, it is possible to anchor off the beach E of the harbour in 4.0 - 5.0 metres. Holding is good in sand.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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


Travel lift (200 T). Mobile crane. Some engine, electrical and electronic repairs. Basic hull repairs. Divers.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the quay (0700 - 2000). Water and electricity points on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore


Not very much to detain you here for long, although the village’s surroundings are quite picturesque. There are several caves close to the village where human fossils have been discovered. One of the caves was used until 2007 to store and display the remains of the Leone di Caprera, a small nine-metre long schooner in which three bold Italians, one from the village of Marina di Camerota, set sail from Montevideo in Uruguay in 1880 on an epic voyage which was to take them all the way to Livorno on the Tuscan coast of Italy. The restored Leone di Caprera is now reportedly on display in a museum in the town.

The tiny Leone di Caprera

Grocery & Supply Stores

Good provisions shops in the village.


Restaurants and pizzerias in the village.





Motorbike & Car Rentals

Garbage Disposal

Bins around 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)



See Italy.


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  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 15:46, 17 December 2010 (UTC)

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