The bay of Porto Cesareo is a natural anchorage 43 miles ESE of Taranto and 15 miles NNW of Gallipoli on the E side of the Golfo di Taranto on the Ionian coast of Italy. The bay contains two anchorages, a north, and a south anchorage. However, the north anchorage is virtually filled with small craft moorings and therefore the information below relates to the quieter south anchorage. This provides reasonably good shelter for smaller yachts in all winds except for winds from the NW round to the SW.
There is no harbour., only two anchorages.
A yacht should anchor off the short pier of the village of Porto Caesareo at the NW end of the south anchorage. Depths here are around 2.5 – 3.0 metres. The holding is good in sand.
Warning: A yacht should leave immediately if the wind turns W/SW as any swell will have you bumping on the bottom.
The Marina is located in Porto Cesareo Lecce (Italy). All guests who moor there will have access to very basic services like water and electricity. Its users may take advantage of its full range of services. Ideal for medium size boats Marina mooring boats maximum length of 18.00 m with a maximum draft of 4.00 m. . If you are looking for a port with nautical services, Porto Cesareo has some of them.
In addition to coming by boat, given the short distance to the nearest airport, you can use the airway as an alternative way to get to the Marina.
Porto Cesareo (pronounce Porto Cesareo, Cisaria in local dialect) is an Italian town of 5,817 inhabitants in the province of Lecce in Puglia.
Located on the Ionian coast of Salento peninsula, it is 26.9 kilometers from the provincial capital. It is a major tourist resort of Salento and is home to the Marine Protected Area and Natural Reserve Regional Swamp of the Count and Dune Coast.