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Camping Playa Arenillas

7.8
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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.

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


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7.8

Overall rating based on 20 reviews

 

85% would recommend this site to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Nice site friendly and helpful staff would stay there again. 18/09/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul r. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Close proximity to beach and major towns.

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Si 25/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Spain Francisco Javier G. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Bengali 2 bedroom rental tent
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    Si

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La posizione strategica per visitare provenza e Camargue. Piazzole grandi ... 24/08/2017

Reviewer's country: Italy Valerio S. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    La posizione strategica per visitare provenza e Camargue.
    Piazzole grandi e ben distribuite.
    Personale gentile, carina la piscina.

    Disliked: 

    Poche docce, poca erba in piazzola, troppe zanzare.

From the manager...

Estimado Sr. Valerio,
En primer lugar le damos las gracias por su opinión, pero hay algún comentario que no entendemos:
Nuestro camping está en su totalidad de la zona de acampada poblado de frondosos plátanos que dan una estupenda sombra, y en lo referente a la parcela por su escasa hierba, tampoco lo entendemos, cuando nuestro mayor problema es que la hierba en nuestro camping, crece con rapidez, por ello tenemos a dos personas continuamente trabajando con las máquinas cortacesped.
Reciba un cordial saludo,esperando su visita en otra ocasión,

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Really convenient for a short stay on the way to the ferry. 23/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Clare K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Friendly staff, clean facilities (even though a bit dated), easy access to beach, good cafe and supermarket.

    Disliked: 

    Noise from road, very busy at weekends.

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Good site on Northern Spanish coast convenient for Bilbao ferry. 17/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jonathan S. Confirmed

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

    Good site on Northern Spanish coast convenient for Bilbao ferry.

    Disliked: 

    Very tight entrance for larger caravans particularly as many park either side of the entrance road to go to beach.

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Cool site with chilled out feel. Loved the beach. 13/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom elizabeth_n174582 Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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  • Liked: 

    Proximity to beach, large shady pitches, cafe and shop, friendly and helpful staff.

    Disliked: 

    None

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Great site, clean friendly staff 09/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Thomas C. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    Close to beach

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Great place, great beach, good launch pad, very friendly staff 07/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom paul_b111570 Confirmed

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

    Nearly everything

    Disliked: 

    (minor) road noise
    (minor) lack of seclusion between pitches

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Ok for a stop over on way to ferry. Would recommend it on that basis. 02/08/2017

Reviewer's country: United Kingdom Jenny K. Mobile phone icon Confirmed

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

    Location and proximity to stunning beach. The weather! (We had glorious sunshine!)

    Disliked: 

    Cramped and mobbed at the weekend.
    Small pitches with no privacy and v little shade.
    Lots of organised entertainment which was very noisy.
    Functional facilities but that's it. Not the cleanest.

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We could pick our own pitch which we were very ... 31/07/2017

Reviewer's country: Ireland maeve_d322896 Confirmed

  • Electric grass pitch
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    We could pick our own pitch which we were very happy with .the site was a bit dated and could do with a lick of paint but the toilets were spotless and the staff had good command of elglish The restaurant just outsisde the Campsite was Ok. the food was superb and the quality excellent. The site was very close to the beach and the Harbour which was brilliant and extrememely near to the port of santander. we will definitlely come back.

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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 refunds within 1 week of arrival date.

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.

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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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