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Campsite Playa Arenillas is a campsite with 120 touring pitches and 120 year round pitches. During low season, between 24/03 - 07/07 and 24/08 - 30/09, the nightly rate is €17,- at one of the 120 touring pitches at Campsite Playa Arenillas in Islares (Cantabria). At this campsite you can not only use your CampingCard ACSI for inexpensive camping, you can also use your ACSI Club ID (as an alternative ID).

A friendly and appropriate welcome. Close to a sandy beach. 100m from the bus to Bilbao. Watersports opportunities. Ideal for enjoyable trips out into the surroundings. All information about Bilbao (35 km away) is available at the campsite.

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Detail information about this campsite

General information

Period of opening
24/03 till 30/09
1.7 ha
Number of touring pitches
120 (50 - 70m2)
Number of permanent pitches

* Facilities printed in bold are not included in the overnight rate. Supplementary charges will apply. (This does not mean that facilities which are not printed in bold are free!)

Campsite rules
  • Caravans allowed
  • Tents allowed
  • Small extra tent permitted
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Also suitable for motorhomes > 8m and > 4 tonnes
  • Twin-axle vehicles permitted
  • Also suitable for caravans > 5.5m, excluding towbar
  • ACSI Club ID is accepted as an identity document
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card: Amex | MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • Dogs not allowed in low season
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ: charcoal | electricity | gas
  • WiFi 80-100% coverage
Food, drink and groceries
  • Fresh bread available at the camp site
  • Groceries: limited selection
  • Snack bar
  • Takeaway meals
  • Restaurant (limited choice)
  • Restaurant (with ample choice)
  • Bar
  • Exchanging of gas cylinders
Available to hire at the campsite
  • Bicycles
Popular amenities
  • WiFi 80-100% coverage
  • Caravans allowed
  • Motorhomes allowed
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level: average
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Sandy beach
Ground and vegetation
  • Grass
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Sunbathing area
  • Marked pitches
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level: average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level: average
  • Television
Washing, washing-up, cooking
  • Washing up sinks: hot water
  • Washing up sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: cold water
  • Laundry sinks: hot water
  • Washing machine(s)
  • Dryers
Situation of campsite
  • Public transport near the camp site (max. 0.5 km)
    • distance: 0,1 km
  • Close to motorway junction (< 10 km)
    • distance: 3 km
  • Shopping opportunities within %s km
    • distance: 7 km
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance: 0,1 km
  • Panorama
  • Dogs not allowed in low season
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity: 6 ampère
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
Sports and play
  • Children's playground: large
  • Table tennis table
  • Fishing
  • Multi-sports field
Water and toilet facilities
  • Showers: hot water
  • Standard toilets
  • Baby room
  • Toilet paper provided
  • Chemical toilet disposal point
  • Tap at/near the pitch (max. 50 m)
  • Showers: cold water
  • Washbasins: cold water
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Average rating: 7.5

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Kenneth Roger Sinclair, on this campsite in August 2016

Travelling party: Couple


A convenient first night stop on arrival at Santander being just off the auto via. Friendly welcome from Luis Cueva the campsite manager who allowed us chose a double pitch as we did not wish to unhook the van. Clearly an old site which, in an ideal world, could do with an upgrade. However the facilities were clean and well maintained. Hot water was limited and only cold water available in the wash basins. A cafe, immediately outside the front gate, served basic food and was cheerful with locals. Pitches are well shaded with a large proportion taken up by permanent residents who although clearly enjoying themselves, at some volume, were never intrusive. There is, reportedly, a nice sandy bay closeby with water sports although we did not visit. A good overnight stop but not for much longer.

Lawrence Kenward, on this campsite in May 2016

Travelling party: Couple


Good open site close to the ports. Friendly staff and decent toilets and showers. Only stayed one night so unable to comment on surrounding area.

Stephan Van Brussel, on this campsite in May 2016

Travelling party: Seniors


De douchecabines zijn veel te klein. Er is geen mogelijkheid om je kleding we te hangen. De douchekoppen spuiten naar alle kanten. De sanitairblokken zijn ronduit versleten. Mooie staanplaatsen, zelf te kiezen. Het winkeltje heeft een beperkt aanbod. Voor je aankopen moet je een acht kilometer terug richting Bilbao. Tanken kan op minder dan 500 m van de camping.

jose, on this campsite in August 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Mala experiencia. Dueño mal educado, despota etc. Los columpios para niños pobres. Caminos sin asfaltar. Servicios pobres. Todo viejisimo. Tienes mas servicios si acampas en mitad del monté. No volvere y no lo recomiendo a no ser que quieras pasar las peores vacaciones de tu vida

Rolgerink, on this campsite in June 2015


Deze beoordeling is als enquete afgenomen door onze inspecteur op de camping zelf.

Uwe Lichtinghagen, on this campsite in June 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Trotz der Nähe zum Strand hat man vom Platz keine Sicht darauf. Stattdessen schaut man auf Baugrundstücke und eine Felswand mit Tunnel, in der die nahe Autobahn verschwindet. Diese ist auch nachts zu hören. Die sanitären Anlagen sind groß, aber sehr schlicht, dafür sauber. Steile Zufahrt!

John Wardle, on this campsite in June 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Initial welcome poor with no site layout offered or . adequate information result getting stuck at a dead end. Site noisy from A8 road traffic and also from constantly barking dogs in adjacent houses even throughout the night. Noisy over the weekend with pitched vehicles very close together. Would really only recommend for overnight stop on way to and from ferry although area around is well worth exploring.

Bill Austin, on this campsite in June 2015

Travelling party: Seniors


Visited for 3 nights. Warm welcome although limited English spoken. Large camping area approx. half of which are \'static\' vans used by locals. Can be busy at weekends.
Good restaurant on site food quality very good reasonable cost. Access to beach via through restaurant premises.
Toilet/Shower facilities although clean are very dated and cramped.
Convenient site on route to both Santander and Bilbao ferry routes. Would visit again but only for stop overs.

Jeremy Wicken, on this campsite in May 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Rather open, characterless site but close to beach and good restaurants. Friendly staff and decent shop. Two buses needed to reach Bilbao and no late buses.

myriam, on this campsite in May 2015

Travelling party: Couple


Rustige open vlakke camping op 100m van de zee met veel vaste staanplaatsen aan een kant van de camping. Korte toegangsweg bij ingang van camping behoorlijk steil maar goed te doen. Engelse eigenaar zeer vriendelijk. In het weekend komen de vaste gasten en is het er ook in het restaurant drukker en luidruchtiger Campingwinkeltje is basic gesorteerd en hele vriendelijke en behulpzame dame. Restaurant redelijk en vriendelijk personeel. Omgeving is heel rustig en prachtig. Naast de camping aan de zee enkele leuke restaurantjes met terras. Aan de hoofdweg 100m van de ingang van de camping stopt de bus voor Bilbao al moet je in een ander dorpje schijnbaar toch nog overstappen. Dus zelf 40km naar Bilbao gereden voor oa het Gugenheimmuseum te bezoeken.

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  • Campsite Playa Arenillas
    Cu 634 km 156
    39798 / Islares

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    43°24'13"N 3°18'36"W
  • A8 Bilbao to Santander exit 156 in the direction of Islares. Signposted here.

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Max. 18° 24.7° 23.6° 21.7° 22.8° 23.2° 22.5°
Min. 5.9° 8.4° 17.1° 15.4° 13.9° 13.2° 12.6°
Precipitation 0% 5% 45% 70% 20% 20% 15%
Wind direction E ZO S S W N N
Wind speed 2 3 4 2 2 2 2

Average temperature


Relative humidity Precipitation total (mm) Hours of sunshine
Jan 78% 52 3
Feb 77% 63 3
Mar 70% 73 5
Apr 70% 89 4
May 75% 39 6
Jun 73% 36 7
Jul 76% 63 7
Aug 75% 38 6
Sep 73% 58 5
Oct 72% 82 5
Nov 74% 124 2
Dec 81% 66 2
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