LatitudeLat 39° 47' 41'' N
LongitudeLong 18° 21' 30'' E
CityMarina di Leuca
AddressLungomare C. Colombo 26
Minimum Draught2 m
Maximum Draught7.5 m
Shelternorth, north-west and north-east winds
Port Entrance Times24 h/24
Max Boat Length40 m
Near AnchoragesPunta Ristola and Punta Meliso
DangersStrong libeccio can sometimes cause an insidious undertow inside the port basin (only in winter)
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Ports of Salento, Puglia: Santa Maria di Leuca
Historically an important crossroads in the Mediterranean, the "sea port" raises along the coasts of Salento, in the beautiful cove situated between Punta Ristola and Punta Meliso, a real junction point between the Ionian and the Adriatic Sea.
The port consists of a long outer breakwater which presents, at about 200 metres off its head, a perpendicular panel, and an inner breakwater. Both the docks serve as protection of the basin.
Floating piers are situated in the northern side, at a 132-metre quay on the shore while, at the end of the port, an area, equipped with buoys, is specifically reserved for recreational boats.
The port also offers some berths for transiting boats, available at the buoy terminal managed by the local yachting club on the left of the port entrance.
The areas reserved for recreational boaters are mainly managed by the "Porto Turistico Marina di Leuca Spa" society, Lega Navale Italiana and the Port Authority.
All berths are equipped with water and electric charging columns. Services include repairs of engines and fiberglass hulls, electrical repairs and open-air boat storage area.
The filling station is situated at the eastern quay.
How to enter the port
Before entering the port, boaters are required to ask for permission and attribution of the berth through VHF channel 12. The maximum speed allowed within the port basin is 2 knots.
The neighbouring bays and grottos to visit by boat
A series of wonderful natural grottos charaterize the coastline around the port. They are all exclusively accessible by boat.
- Porcinara Grotto (also known as Portinaia Grotto, accessible both by sea and road. A 15-metre high grotto with a depth of 30 metres.
- Devil's Grotto
- Grotto of the River
- Grotto of the Nativity
- Grotto of Three Doors
- Grotto of the Child
- Grotto of the Giants
- Grottos of the Stable and the Dragon
The anchorages of Punta Ristola and Punta Meliso offer a good shelter against northerly and north-east wind.