Lungomare S. Pugliese, 88811, Cirò Marina (KR), Italy
GPS: 39°22’12.6″N 17°08’07.2″E / 39.370154, 17.135323
Ciro Marina is a new basin constructed for pleasure yachts and fishing vessels at the town of Ciro on the western side of the Golfo di Taranto, 20 miles N of Crotone and two miles S of Punta Alice. It is a useful port of call for smaller yachts (up to 15 metres) sailing into or out of the gulf rather than sailing straight across it.
There are no hazards in the approach to Ciro Marina. The long breakwater extending along the line of the beach is visible on the approach. It is reported that part of the main breakwater has been damaged in winter storms, but is currently under repair (December 2010). Entry to the harbour is from due N, avoiding the ballasting around the end of the entrance piers. Yachts normally berth alongside in the innermost (southernmost) basin, where there are two pontoons and associated quays.
The harbour can accommodate up to 340 vessels up to a maximum length of 15 metres. The northern harbour is used by fishing boats. Transit yachts normally berth alongside on the eastern quay opposite the pontoons which operates as a marina.
It is operated by Lega Navale. Depths in the basin are from 3.0 – 5.0 metres. Shelter is excellent. Showers and toilets reported available. Electricity only available in the summer months.