Campomarino di Maruggio beaches, accommodations, nature, things to do and see

Updated at: 09-07-2024

Campomarino di Maruggio beaches, accommodations, nature, things to do and see

What is the most beautiful beach in Campomarino?

The most beautiful beach in Campomarino is Spiaggia D'Ayala.

How to Reach Campomarino di Maruggio

  • By Car: From Taranto, take the SS7 and then the SP82; from Brindisi, take the SS7 to Mesagne and then follow the SP57 and SP136.
  • By Plane: Brindisi airport is the closest, about 63 km away​.
  • By Train: The nearest stations are Manduria, Sava, Avetrana, and Fragagnano, connected via the Ferrovie del Sud Est​.

Attractions in Campomarino di Maruggio

  • Torre Moline: A 15th-century Saracen watchtower, fully restored and located in Piazzale Italia.
  • Cappella della Madonna dell’Altomare: A small votive chapel built on the ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to Artemis Bendis.
  • The Dunes: Wild landscapes with typical Mediterranean vegetation, ideal for nature lovers.


One of the most beautiful seaside places in Puglia, and in all of Salento, is undoubtedly Campomarino di Maruggio, with its splendid golden  beaches and Mediterranean dunes that embrace the crystalline sea for a long stretch.

Campomarino di Maruggio is a wonderful seaside resort in the province of Taranto and is part of the municipality of Maruggio. The center of Maruggio is less than 1 km away from the sea and the coast is mainly populated during the summer. The territory of Campomarino di Maruggio is characterized by the vast olive groves in the hinterland and by the strong presence of Mediterranean scrub along the long stretch of dunes along the coast.

Campomarino di Maruggio beach

Campomarino di Maruggio beach

The Campomarino di Maruggio beach is located a few hundred meters from the town of Maruggio and occupies a large stretch of the coast of the seaside resort.

On the beach, visitors can enjoy a very wide shoreline that covers a large stretch of coast, on the left side of the marina, and which extends into the large stretch of dunes rich in Mediterranean scrub.

The Campomarino di Maruggio beach has light-colored sand that brings out the beauty and naturalness of the seabed.

Campomarino Sea

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Campomarino di Maruggio What to see

Campomarino di Maruggio What to see

Among the main things to see in Campomarino in first place there is nature, with olive trees, natural parks, sea, coastal dunes and Mediterranean scrub

Along the coastal road you will realize from the landscape rich in centuries-old olive trees that the local economy is purely agricultural and you will notice many farms and farms where you can stop to admire their beauty and be able to use their services.

Moving along the coast of Campomarino it is possible to visit the many free beaches maintained in an impeccable way, with turquoise water and shallow waters, which mix with the green of the Mediterranean scrub

Among the things that you will not fail to see are the Port visible from all over the coast and the Saracen watchtower Torre delle Moline.

Things to Do in Campomarino di Maruggio

Campomarino di Maruggio is a destination in the Salento that offers something for everyone, combining natural beauty, history, culture, and culinary delights typical of Puglia.

Campomarino di Maruggio Sea

If you love outdoor life, exploring characteristic places, and enjoying the sea, Campomarino di Maruggio is the ideal destination for you. The inhabitants are extremely hospitable and friendly, and the food is something incredible compared to the standards we are used to in modern cities, entirely produced and processed locally following traditional methods handed down through generations.

Here are some of the best activities to do in this splendid Salento location.

Explore the Beaches

  1. Campomarino di Maruggio Beach: Characterized by white sand dunes and crystal-clear waters, this beach is ideal for relaxing and snorkeling. Its clear waters are perfect for exploring the seabed.
  2. Lido Cavalieri and Lido Fuori Rotta: If you prefer a beach establishment with all amenities, these lidos offer umbrellas, sunbeds, bars, and restaurants​.
  3. Free Beaches: For those seeking tranquility, the dunes of Campomarino offer small sandy areas and wild inlets, perfect for those who desire peace and contact with nature.

Nature and Sports Activities

  1. Dune Excursions: The dunes of Campomarino are a natural jewel, some reaching up to 12 meters in height. These dunes, dating back 7500 years, are perfect for walks and excursions​.
  2. Boat Trips: Take advantage of boat trips to explore the coast and discover hidden coves and wild inlets​.
  3. Snorkeling and Diving: The turquoise and clear waters of Campomarino are ideal for snorkeling and diving enthusiasts​.

Culture and History

  1. Torre delle Moline: This ancient Saracen watchtower from the 15th century is one of the main historical attractions of Campomarino. Located near the port, it offers a panoramic view of the sea​.
  2. Historic Center of Maruggio: A few kilometers from Campomarino, the historic center of Maruggio, known as "Terra murata," is perfect for a stroll among medieval streets, ancient churches, and historic buildings​.

Evening Activities

Campomarino di Maruggio What to do
  1. Beach Aperitifs and Parties: Many lidos organize evenings with aperitifs and beach parties, creating a lively and fun atmosphere​.
  2. Port Events: During summer evenings, the tourist port hosts events, concerts, and outdoor shows​.

Local Gastronomy

Don't miss the chance to enjoy local cuisine in the numerous restaurants and bistros of Campomarino. Traditional Apulian dishes, prepared with fresh and local ingredients, are a true delight for the palate​.

Campomarino di Maruggio Port

Campomarino di Maruggio Port

One of the most interesting areas in the urban area is the Port which is located not far from the ancient Saracen watchtower called Torre Moline.

A large restaurant divides the port into two areas. One is the marina, the other is the port for local fishing boats.

In the summer this area of ​​the Port is very lively, full of markets and various types of outdoor shows.

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Campomarino di Maruggio the Dunes

Campomarino di Maruggio the Dunes

The Campomarino dunes are the jewel of the coast, with some exceeding 12 meters in height, and having a documented age of 7500 years.

The Campomarino di Maruggio dunes have been declared a Site of Community Interest.

They are an area under protection following the construction of the coastal road a few decades ago, and the danger that the road creates for the survival of the dunes.

Despite the construction of the road, the native plants, flowers and fauna have survived and even today, with the help of new regulations on the behavior to be maintained in the area, they are able to reproduce and thus preserve the presence of the dunes.

Campomarino di Maruggio saracen Tower of the Moline

Near the beach of Campomarino di Maruggio it is easily visible, and due to its height distinguishable from the surrounding area, the Torre delle Moline.

The Torre delle Moline was built in 1473 for the purpose of sighting the Saracens when they were still at a great distance at sea.

Saracen pirates and looters for centuries attacked and plundered the territory without mercy.

The Torre delle Moline was used to spot enemies and prepare the territory to defend itself from external attacks.

The town of Campomarino di Maruggio developed on the coast just around the ancient watchtower.

The name of the tower comes from the fact that the mills, that is the tools used for grinding cereals, were deposited in this area.

What to See in the Surroundings

  • San Pietro in Bevagna
  • Salina dei Monaci and Torre Colimena
  • Historic center of Manduria and Archaeological Park of the Messapian Walls
  • Ceramic district of Grottaglie
  • Taranto

How to Get to Campomarino di Maruggio - In-depth

If you're planning a trip to Campomarino di Maruggio, here is some useful information on how to reach this beautiful Salento location.

By Car

  • From Taranto: Drive along the Ionian-Salento coast road. The distance is about 44 km, and the journey takes about an hour.
  • From Brindisi: Take the SS7 towards Taranto and follow the signs to Campomarino di Maruggio. The distance is about 65 km.
  • From Bari: The distance is about 140 km. Take the SS16 towards Brindisi and then follow the signs to Taranto and Campomarino di Maruggio.

By Plane

  • Brindisi Airport: Located about 65 km away, it is the nearest airport.
  • Bari Airport: Located about 140 km away, it offers a second option.

By Train

  • Taranto Station: From here, you can take a bus or a taxi to Campomarino di Maruggio.
  • Francavilla Fontana or Oria Stations: Stops along the Taranto-Brindisi route.

By Bus

  • Line 295: From Taranto, there is a direct line that will take you to Campomarino di Maruggio. Buses depart from Viale Virgilio in Taranto, and the journey takes about 1 hour and 17 minutes.

Campomarino di Maruggio Hotel

In Campomarino di Maruggio there is only one 4-star hotel, the Grand Hotel Dei Cavalieri, located about 650 meters from the sea.

The Grand Hotel Dei Cavalieri offers all the comforts needed for a luxurious holiday such as swimming pool, restaurant, organized excursions and private beach with shuttle.

The other 4-star hotel closest to Campomarino di Maruggio is the Hotel Costa D'Oro. The Hotel Costa D'Oro is located about 5 km from Campomarino, in Torre Ovo, and is only a few tens of meters from the beach of Torre Ovo.

Campomarino di Maruggio Villas and Accommodations

Campomarino di Maruggio Villa Masseria

There are many private villas, apartments and B & Bs where you can stay to spend your holidays in Campomarino di Maruggio.

From Campomarino it is easy to get around to make excursions in the surrounding area or just get away a little to visit the nearby cities of art and sea: Ostuni is 45 km away, Gallipoli 40 km away and Brindisi about 50 km away.

Many of the structures offer on request a shuttle service from Brindisi airport which is about half an hour away by car.

If you are on vacation and looking for a place to stay in Campomarino di Maruggio we recommend:

Villa delle Agavi

Villa delle Agavi is located on the coast of Campomarino facing the sea. You can enjoy an incredible view of the dunes and the sea while relaxing in the garden of the villa.

The property has private parking and the apartments have a private patio, a fully equipped kitchen, lounge, private bathroom complete with everything and washing machine, with washing machine and parking.

During your moments of relaxation you can enjoy the private garden with barbecue or venture out for walks on the beach or diving into the sea.

Villa I Tamarigi

In front of the beach of Campomarino di Maruggio, Villa I Tamarigi welcomes you. The place is ideal for windsurfing, fishing and water sports.

The property offers a garden with barbecue, terrace overlooking the sea, playground, free bicycles and all the amenities to welcome visitors.

The villa has three bedrooms, each with private bathroom with shower and bidet, a large equipped kitchen, large living room with seating area.

The staff is happy to welcome German, English, Italian and French-speaking foreign tourists.

Villa Frida in Salento

Just 15 minutes walk from the beach, Villa Frida welcomes you with its wonderful garden with barbecue and private parking

The villa offers 3 bedrooms, a full kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine, a bathroom with bathtub.