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Camping Playa Arenillas

7.3
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General

  • A minute's walk from a sandy surfing beach
  • Immaculately-maintained facilities
  • Playground, shop and bar-restaurant with roomy terrace

Right by the sea near Islares in Cantabria lies , an easy 100 metres from a sandy beach with waves that are a foolproof spot for surfing: if you've never plunged into the foam before, a surf school (with kit hire) is right next to the site to show you which way up to clutch your board.

The site has a playground, football pitch, ping pong tables and a snack bar-restaurant with a large terrace and extensive menu of Spanish and international options. There's also a small shop selling essentials including fresh bread and newspapers, and fruit and veg stalls every day.

Playa Arenillas's old-school but immaculately clean amenities include two toilet blocks with free hot showers, and a laundrette with washing machines, tumble dryers and ironing facilities. Internet is available on the site free of charge.

Please note

Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.


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Party: 2 adults

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7.3

Overall rating based on 10 reviews

 

70% would recommend this site to a friend.

70% would stay here again.

 
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Worth a visit 26/06/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain gerrie_v Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Beautiful view of the mountain and beach nearby. Level pitches friendly staff. Pub on site. WC old but clean.

    Disliked: 

    No dislikes

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sanitaires propres mais vétustes 30/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France Francis A. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    proximité plage

    Disliked: 

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Good stop over 20/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom michael d. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Staff very friendly. Located on motorway and next to a lovely beach

    Disliked: 

    Entrance not for the faint hearted. Very steep and very tight. Not impossible though just take your time

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We love this site. It's friendly, quirky and near the beach. 18/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom John W. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The restaurant and shop. The lovely old-fashioned but well maintained facilities.

    Disliked: 

    Nothing really.

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Really clean facilities, helpful staff. 13/08/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom adele_w180735 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Really clean, nice mix of campers. Fish and veg stalls every day and a camp shop. Restaurant in site quite exoensive but others within two minutes walk. We loved it. Beach is so near and really beautiful.

    Disliked: 

    Apparently this is a standard pitch size in Europe mainland but we couldn't fit on our gazebo so bought a little tarp to put over cooker etc. The traffic noise from the mountain road was a bit annoying in the v early.morning but I was the only one of us that it bothered!

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Bien 13/08/2016

Reviewer's country: France francis g. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Calme

    Disliked: 

    Bruit de fond de l autoroute

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Excellent site nice and quiet 23/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Craig B. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Very well looked after site nice and clean showers and toilets.

    Disliked: 

    Grounded the caravan on the very bad entrance off the road. This was due to people parking in the turning circle of car and caravan. Also grounded on the way out. Beware!!!

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Facilities outdated but clean, friendly welcome 17/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Ann T. Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The views around the site friendly staff in reception and bar.

    Disliked: 

    The showers no where to put clothes very out dated

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Ok for a stop over. Be warned of entrance 01/07/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Phillip S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    Close to nice beaches and good cycling

    Disliked: 

    Too close to a very busy motor way, very poor toilet block which was smelly, no drop box for gray waste and a very , very steep short road to side. Enter very very slowly if very large caravan of motorhome. My axle caught the Tarmac on the exit

From the manager...

No puedo comprender como en el apartado "Accomodation" ha dado puntuación tan baja, cuando nuestras parcelas son amplias(60-70 m2), con cesped y buen arbolado.
En el capitulo "Actividades", también puntuación baja.Nosotros nunca hemos ofertado actividades en el camping y menos en esta época del año.En el Norte de España, en pocos campings dispondrán de entretenimientos para los campistas.
En lo referente a limpieza tampoco lo entiendo, cuando es raro el día que algún cliente no nos felicita por la limpieza y el orden.
Wifi, también puntuación bajísima.Tal vez tenga razón que en algún momento la conexión va un poco lenta, pero estamos en un medio rural y las compañías teléfonicas no dan el servicio que quisieramos,Un problema que los particulares no podemos solucionar.
En cuanto a la posoibilidad de vaciar las aguas grises, el camping dispone de dos cabinas para vaciar y limpiar los contenedores de aguas grises y negras, y dos plataformas para autocaravanas para vaciar directamente sus aguas y llenar su depósito.
Este cliente ha estado en el camping, pero ni ha leido el folleto informativo que se le entrega a la entrada, ni tampoco ha preguntado en recepción por las instalaciones.
De acuerdo que la entrada al camping hay que hacerla con cuidado por ser un poco pendiente, pero en 50 años que llevamos en el camping, nunca hemos tenido un problema.Repito, lo bello del camping es que esté en un medio rural alejado de la urbe, y eso puede tener algún inconveniente.

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A good experience on a nice site 16/06/2016

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom kenneth_w208046 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    The setting of mountain backdrop and nearby beach and the shop / restaurant

    Disliked: 

    the toilet and shower facilities were a bit decrepit

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Features

Leisure on site

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Games room

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Play area

Take away

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Disabled facilities

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

Rules

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Groups welcome

D. of E. welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • Barrio Arenillas, 43, Islares, Cantabria, Spain, 39798
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid CEST (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.4036°N 3.3106°W

Directions


From Bilbao - take the A8 to Santander. Pass Castro Urdiales and take Exit 156 to Islares. The campsite is signposted 500 metres after the motorway exit.

From Santander - take the A8 towards Bilbao and come off at Islares. Islares is 50km from Santander, just after Laredo.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

The beach in front of is popular with families because of its clean and shallow waters, and with surfers for its waves and its surf school with equipment hire. Check on tide times from the campsite team when planning your beach time, as the sands are covered with water for a few hours each day.

Hiking and cycling trails, boat trips and 4x4 tours are all available nearby for outdoorsy days, or you could amble around Cabarceno Natural Park, in an old tin mine in the Pisueña Valley. The Bizkaia or El Karpin Ecological Park, a wild animal shelter with added dinosaurs, is within driving distance.

If you're a subterranean sort, you're in luck, as Cantabria has over 9000 caves dotted under its surface. A few close to the campsite are the Cave of El Castillo at nearby Puente Viesgo; the cave paintings of the Cueva de las Monedas, and the caves – and caving expeditions – of the mountainous Alto Asón.

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Permitted arrival/departure time

Camping and touring
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart:  12 p.m.

Camping Playa Arenillas cancellation policy

No penalties

If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now.

The remainder is payable on arrival.

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Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

Admission
Admission is only permitted after registering at reception.
All guests spending the night at the park must present their ID at the reception desk and sign registration forms.
Under 18s must be accompanied by their parents or legal guardians.

Vehicles
Only one car is to be parked by the pitch. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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