Marina di Campo

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Marina di Campo
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The small harbour of Marina di Campo

Marina di Campo is situated in the NW corner of the Golfo di Campo, a lovely sandy bay on the south coast of the island of Elba. The town is the second largest settlement on Elba and a popular tourist resort. Its harbour is primarily a fishing harbour, but one or two yachts may be able to squeeze in an an anchor moor to the end of the eastern breakwater, where depths are 3.5 - 5.0 metres. The town still retains much of its charm in spite of the tourist influx during July and August.

Charts

British Admiralty
1999 - Livorno to Civitavecchia
Italian
193

Weather

The harbour is sheltered from SW round to NW. Strong winds from E round to S make it very uncomfortable and even untenable

Sources for Weather forecasts:

  • 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

Popular passages/routes, timing, etc.

Islands

None.

Communication

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.

Navigation

Once into the Golfo di Campo, the harbour is only visible from SE. There are no dangers in the approach provided you keep outside the 10 metre contour.

Berthing

The only space usually available for yachts is stern or bows-to the outer part of the eastern jetty. The depths here are 3.5 - 5.0 metres and the holding good in sand and rocks.

Marinas & Yacht Clubs

None.

Anchorages

Anchor off to the north of the harbour in 3.0 - 6.0 metres. Holding is good on sand. Shelter here is reasonable from all winds except S and E.

Yacht Repairs and Services

Marine Stores

Very limited.

Repairs/Yards

Limited engine repairs. Slipway and mobile crane (50T).

Fuel, Water, & Electricity

Fuel station on the end of the western jetty (0800 - 1900). Water available on the jetty (attendant will turn it on if requested). No electricity.

Things to do Ashore

Tourism

The town of Marina di Campo is very attractive, with some lovely beaches nearby. There are also some excellent walks in the surrounding mountains.

Genoese tower above Marina di Campo

Grocery & Supply Stores

Numerous food shops in the town. Supermarket close to the harbour.

Eateries

Plenty of restaurants and bars around the harbour.

Internet/WiFi

No.

Laundry

None.

Motorbike & Car Rentals

In the town.

Garbage Disposal

Bins by the harbour.

Transportation

Transportation (local and/or international)

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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