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8.5
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Camping Playa Arenillas: Pitches field

General

  • A minute's walk from a sandy surfing beach
  • Immaculate facilities; next to a surf school with kit hire
  • Playground, shop and bar-restaurant with roomy terrace

Right by the sea near Islares in Cantabria lies Camping Playa Arenillas, 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.

Amenities include two blocks of toilets (one renovated in 2019), showers with free hot water, and a launderette with washing machines and dryers and ironing area. The closest spot for wifi and tourist info is in the Termibus bus reception in Bilbao, half an hour's drive away.

Please note

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

The site accepts twin axles caravans and motorhomes. Access to the site is downhill and it has a little slope (30 metres). During the weekends of July and August there may be some inconvenience, due to the amount of people arriving at the beach.


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Reviews

8.5

Overall rating based on 33 reviews

 

91% would recommend this site to a friend.

79% would stay here again.

  50% described as Peaceful ?

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Anonymous user

Friendly staff, clearly laid out site. Would use the site again.25/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Pitch Up service was easy to use to book the site.
    Clearly marked pitches. Very clean toilet blocks.
    Good location for visiting Bilbao.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches are clearly marked but close together. Some of the pitches were ‘tight’ but as the site wasn’t busy this was not a problem.

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A perfect stop for onward journey21/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAndrew C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly staff especially in the bar and proximity to the sea for a dip

    Disliked: 

    Noisy until well after Midnight at the weekend

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Anonymous user

Friendly & helpful staff; clean facilities14/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Friendly & helpful staff; clean facilities

    Disliked: 

    A bit close together at the weekend, but better during the week. Seems to be how it’s done in Spain
    Wi-Fi was insecure

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Beaty good site12/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnthony C.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Beaty good site

    Disliked: 

    None

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How close it was to the beach, lovely scenery around …12/06/2022

Reviewer's country: United KingdomChristopher B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    How close it was to the beach, lovely scenery around the site, friendly & helpful staff, the new toilet/shower block, quite easy access to Bilbao via 2 buses.

    Disliked: 

    The old toilet/shower block was abit dated but the new block made up for this.

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Location and scenery.12/05/2022

Reviewer's country: IrelandDes C.Confirmed

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

    Location and scenery.

    Disliked: 

    Restaurant food was mediocre.

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Anonymous user

Ideal position for beach and all surrounding areas Perfect stop …08/09/2021

Reviewer's country: SpainAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Ideal position for beach and all surrounding areas Perfect stop for visiting Bilbao. Friendly and helpful site. When not crowded a nice site with clean facilities although quite dated

    Disliked: 

    Quite small pitches and site tends to get very crowded at weekends and high season. Close proximity to the beach which is also used by people not on campsite makes the area outside campsite very busy with cars . Entrance to the campsite is down a slope and has a sharp bend and is where people park for the beach making access with a caravan quite difficult . Would not recommend a pizza from site restaurant!

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Anonymous user

Near the beach , very friendly welcome by staff , level pitches.26/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Toilet facilities clean and spacious. Vibrant and busy. Good for families and adolescents. Popular with Spanish.

    Disliked: 

    Pitches very small and close to each other. Motorway nearby quite noisy. Beach close but not as picturesque as the brochure. Very busy with Spanish but a ruined dilapidated building blocking the view and obscuring the beach.

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Second time here and would use again because the location is so lovely25/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomElizabeth H.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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

    Location
    Cleanliness of facilities
    Restaurant - though found food variable
    Surroundings-mountain behind us

    Disliked: 

    Crammed , like many Spanish sites

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Anonymous user

Stayed 2 nights on grass pitch. Shower block dated but clean.22/08/2021

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Electric optional grass pitch
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
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    Easy walk to beach.

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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

TV room

Take away

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on site

Bath available

Car parking by pitch/unit

Composting toilet

Disabled facilities

Dog park

Drying room

Food shop

Free wifi

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Launderette

Parent & baby washroom

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Pub toilets

Public telephone

Shower available

Toilet block

Washing-up area

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue provided

Barbecues allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

No dogs allowed

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Themes

Gastronomic delight

Peaceful

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Chemical disposal

Electric car charging point(s)

Gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Dog walk nearby

Public transport nearby

Shop nearby

Type

Large (51-200 pitches)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Fishing nearby

Horse riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Watersports nearby

Touring and motorhomes

Drainage hook-up points for tourers

Motorhome service point

Seasonal pitches

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


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 Camping Playa Arenillas 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 with the site 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, set 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 9,000 caves dotted under its surface. A few close to the site 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 by:  12 p.m.
On-site accommodation
Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  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.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. Camping Playa Arenillas will debit the balance from your card 1 week before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 1 week then the balance will be taken immediately.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

You can also opt to pay the full amount at the time of your booking.

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Terms and conditions

Site booking terms and conditions

  • Does Camping Playa Arenillas have a swimming pool? No View all features
  • Is Camping Playa Arenillas dog friendly? No View all features
  • What attractions are near Camping Playa Arenillas? The beach in front of Camping Playa Arenillas is popular with families because of its clean and shallow waters, and with surfers for its waves and its surf school with equipment hire. … Read more
  • When can I check in and check out of Camping Playa Arenillas?
    Camping and touring
    Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    On-site accommodation
    Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
    Depart by:  12 p.m.
    Read more
  • How much does it cost to stay at Camping Playa Arenillas? From £22.51 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

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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