Between "Punta Meliso" and "Punta Ristola", to the southwest of the lighthouse, extends the little port of S. Maria di Leuca constituted by an outer breakwater of high-water wharf with three arms and by a deepwater wharf situated to about 650 m of the outer breakwater.
Depths vary from 3 to 7 meters. It has been equipped with floating quays and a quay used for the fishing of 480 m with 150 berths illuminated by small lights. There are 253 places boat and 31 fishing boats. The port zone offers a lot of services: a mobile bridge crane of 20 t, water intakes and electric energy, 5 wharfs, 3 machine shops, petrol and gasoline pumps, 2 systems for the ice production and rooms for fish preservation and a room to supply motor trawlers.