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Camping Playa Arenillas

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Islares seaport providing shelter for small fishing boats

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 campsite accepts twin axles caravans and motorhomes. Access to the campsite is downhill and it has a little slope (30 meters). 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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8

Overall rating based on 34 reviews

 

82% would recommend this park to a friend.

76% would stay here again.

  50% described as Spectacular scenery ?

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Anonymous user

How close it was to a beautiful bay09/18/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    How close it was to a beautiful bay

    Disliked: 

    Everyone was so crammed and the facilities were very poor. It was a lot more expensive than the french campsites but in comparison it was horrendous

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Excellent site by the sea09/11/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
  • Recommend to friends   Visit again
  • Liked: 

    By the beach ( you can not see the sea though !) and staff were very pleasant and helpful. There were three restaurants within walking distance. Very safe and clean. Had a postbox and shop which was useful.

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really friendly , totally beautiful surroundings and very easy to find08/27/2019

Reviewer's country: FrancePetra R.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Everything , the staff , the location and the reataurant

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Lovely site well maintained but not very modern showers & toulrys08/26/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTracey D.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Area and near to beach

    Disliked: 

    More thought into allocation of pitches. Small 2 person tents on larger pitches then caravans & bigger tents struggling on smaller pitches . On arrival told to just find empty pitch.

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Anonymous user

Very good site08/17/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Very good site

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Great site. Will be back08/12/2019

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

  • Power optional grass site
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    Great campsite. Very relaxed and in a great location. Beach swimming was excellent. Bar and restaurant great.

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Excellent site with clean facilities in a stunning location.08/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Excellent location right next to stunning beach. Super new shower and toilet block. Quiet and relaxed family atmosphere. Quiet at night. Playground for children. Decent camp site shop for basics.

    Disliked: 

    Could hear a bit of road noise particularly in the mornings. Pitch quite small.

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Great showers, very helpful staff, lovely little bay just a 5 min walk08/10/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomTeresa L.Confirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    The small bay near the camp site was beautiful, the scenery was beautiful, the water and sand were just lovely. On the site, the showers and toilets were always clean, and we rated the showers some of the best camping showers - always hot water and good pressure.

    Disliked: 

    Typical of many popular sites in the high season, the pitches are small. We were there in high season when it was very busy, and it was quite noisy until fairly late. The photos are a tad misleading of the beach because the tide is in far more than it was out, so very few opportunities to walk from the small bay near the camp site to the larger bay in the photos. And when we did, the water was knee deep on an adult, and we knew we had to be back before the tide turned.

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Anonymous user

Good site in all respects other than its booking in procedures.08/05/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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  • Liked: 

    Extremely helpful staff.. Couldn't fault them. Close proximity to beach, bars restaurants. Easy run from port.

    Disliked: 

    We had booked but no pitch was available. Lots of people arriving and allowed in to search for pitches. This became chaotic. Eventually we were found a temporary spot and relocated the next day.

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Excellent site friendly staff. Clean services and level pitches07/29/2019

Reviewer's country: United Kingdomfernando f.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

  • Power optional grass site
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    The site was very well suited for us as a family. There is a park where children can play and a local shop with basic food. Supermarket can be found in loredo which has much more food options to stock up. The showers where hot and clean. Amazing views all around and a really good atmosphere generally on the site. Our fridge broke one first day and the owner lent us one of his which was very kind. Would definitely visit again

    Disliked: 

    On entering the site steep hill ok in van but can understand taking a caravan could be risky

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

Takeout

Tennis

TV room

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Touring and motorhomes

Motorhome service point

Seasonal sites

Rules

Barbecue grills 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

Horseback riding nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Surf school nearby

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Public transportation nearby

Type

Large (51-200 sites)

Camping 2.0

Pre-erected tents

Location

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  • Barrio Arenillas, 43,, Islares, Cantabria, Spain, 39798
  • Timezone Europe/Madrid +0200 (GMT+02:00)   GPS 43.4036°N 3.3106°W

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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 from 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

RV, trailer and tent sites
Arrive:  9 a.m. –  10 p.m.
Depart by:  noon
On-park accommodation
Arrive:  5 p.m. –  9 p.m.
Depart by:  noon

Camping Playa Arenillas cancelation 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 cancelations 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. 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.

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

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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 at the site. Extra vehicles must be parked in the designated area.

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