Campomarino (Maruggio)

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Campomarino (Maruggio), Italy

Campomarino (Maruggio)
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Harbour of Campomarino

The small harbour of Campomarino lies 25 miles SE of Taranto on the NE coast of the Golfo di Taranto i n Italy, about two miles S of the town of Maruggio. The harbour is subject to silting and depths in the entrance are reported (December 2010) as little more than 1.5 metres. It should therefore only be visited by shallow draught yachts and in settled weather.

Charts

British Admiralty
187
Italian
919
920
27

Weather

During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE seabreezes. In spring and autumn northerly winds are more frequent and can quickly rise to near gale force, especially in the lee of high mountain ranges. Winds in summer are generally light from the Straits of Messina until reaching the Golfo di Squillace between Rocella Ionica and Le Castella. With anything W in the wind, it tends to funnel down here over the mountains of southern Calabria, bringing strong gusts and raising an uncomfortable sea. The conditions to avoid, however, when cruising this part of the Ionian coast are strong southerlies. The harbours here are few and far between and none of them are really safe to enter in such conditions. Further east in the Gulf of Taranto local seabreezes predominate during the summer, although a light to moderate northerly is not uncommon. With strong southerlies, a heavy and uncomfortable swell develops across the whole gulf.

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 Roma, Cagliari (Sardinia) and Augusta (Sicily)

Passages

List popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

The harbour lies around 2.5 miles due E of Capo dell’Ovo. The breakwaters of the harbour and buildings of the town behind are evident on the approach. The harbour is entered from SW, being sure to keep to the centre of the channel, where least depths of 1.5 metres are reported (December 2010). Shelter is good except with strong winds from NW round to SW, when a swell rolls in.

Berthing

The harbour is generally full of local boats berthed on three long and two short pontoons in the western basin and its associated quays. You need to squeeze in wherever you can. The eastern basin is used by fishing boats. Depths at the pontoons range from 1.0 - 4.0 metres. There are spaces for around 300 vessels on the pontoons, with a theoretical maximum size of 20 metres. Laid moorings at all berths. The pontoons and quays are operated by the Torre Moline company. Toilets and showers.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

None.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

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

Repairs/Yards

  • Very limited. Mobile crane (30 T). Basic repairs only.

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the central pier (0600 - 1400 and 1600 - 2000, summer only). Water and electricity on the pontoons.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

Grocery & Supply Stores

  • Small supermarket near the harbour.

Eateries

  • Restaurants and pizzerias in the town.

Internet/WiFi

None.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

  • None.

Garbage Disposal

Bins near the pontoons.

Transportation

Transportation (local and/or international)

  • Buses to Taranto
  • Local and international flights from Taranto-Grottaglie airport (60 km).
  • Train station at Manduria, 12 kms N.

Friends

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

Forums

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

Links

References & Publications

See Italy.

Comments

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Verified by

Date of member's last visit to Campomarino (Maruggio) and this page's details validated:

  • Data compiled from web research (please update if possible) --Athene of Lymington 18:37, 21 December 2010 (UTC)



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Names: Athene of Lymington


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