Campomarino (Maruggio)

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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.


British Admiralty


During the summer the prevailing winds in the Ionian are light to moderate SW or SE sea breezes. 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 Roccella 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 sea breezes 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 (computerized 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)


See Aegean to West Mediterranean Passages.


Add here VHF channel for the coastguard, harbor masters. etc.

Also see World Cruiser's Nets.


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). The shelter is good except with strong winds from NW round to SW, when a swell rolls in.


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





Water Water on the pontoons
Electricity Electricity on the pontoons
Toilets In the harbour
Showers In the harbour
Laundry N/A (Not Available)
Garbage Bins near the pontoons
Fuel Fuel station on the central pier (0600 - 1400 and 1600 - 2000, summer only)
Bottled gas ?
Chandlers None.
Repairs Very limited. Mobile crane (30 T). Basic repairs only
Internet ?
Mobile connectivity ?
Vehicle rentals N/A


Small supermarket near the harbour.

Eating out

Restaurants and pizzerias in the town.


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



Give a short history of the port.

Places to Visit

List places of interest, tours, etc.


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.


We welcome users' contributions to the Wiki. Please click on Comments to view other users' comments, add your own personal experiences or recommend any changes to this page following your visit.

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

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