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Campsite Playa Arenillas is a campsite with 120 touring pitches and 120 year round pitches. During low season, between 01-04-2019 - 05-07-2019 and 26-08-2019 - 30-09-2019, the nightly rate is €20,- at one of the 120 touring pitches at Campsite Playa Arenillas in Islares (Cantabria).

Close to a sandy beach (at low tide). 100 metres 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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Average rating: 7.5

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Jean m Saville, on this campsite in June 2019


Travelling party: Couple

This campsite is fabulous ... cannot understand the negative reviews ! However, the toilet/shower block is brand new, so cannot comment on the old facilities . We have travelled round Spain for 3 months this time and the facilities are by far some of the best we have encountered . The site is in a fantastic location , at the foot of a mountain , near to lovely golden beaches, villages, towns , stunning scenery etc. The local town of Castro-Urdiales is just beautiful - 6km away. Yes , the local Spanish families use the site at the weekends and holidays - but let’s just remember, we are the visitors, not them . We will definitely come back here !!

Tracey Ruenes, on this campsite in April 2019


Travelling party: Couple

Looked like a travellers site. The toilet block was huge, however, only had one button to press for the water in the shower which came out BOILING, the water burnt my feet.
The neighbourhood dogs were barking and howling all night long, furthermore the sound of the road was so loud it echoed along the side of the hills down to the campground. Would definitely not recommend, not to the normal ACSI standards.

Charlie Taylor, on this campsite in April 2019


Travelling party: Couple

This campsite in our view is underrated. We spent three nights here upon arriving in Spain so have nothing to compare it to. Staff very friendly however do not seem to be aware that the Camino de Santiago passes the gate of the campsite. We found it by accident on day 2 and walked for hours. On day 3 receptionist ordered a taxi for us and we walked back to Islares - beautiful walk. Islares itself is very scenic. Really enjoyed the few days. Can’t review all categories as they are not applicable to us but if you like walking, this is a lovely area.

Mary Frances Dyer, on this campsite in September 2018


Travelling party: Couple

Thought we had arrived at site for travellers. The toilet facilities were clean but extremely dated the near by beach and harbour were nice. Wish we had stayed in Haro and as only took half a day to get from there to here plenty of time for the ferry.

Dennis Priestley, on this campsite in August 2018


Travelling party: Seniors

Good location near a lovely long sandy beach which allows you to easily visit Bilbao and Santander, and a little further to the Picos de Europa. A very relaxed campsite and reception staff very friendly. The toilet/showers block near our pitch was a little dated but always very clean and functional (there is a newer block at other end of the site.) Grass pitches well maintained but not large.

Dan Scanlan, on this campsite in June 2017


Travelling party: Couple

Overall a good campsite, open pitches and easy access. Shower and toilet facilities are dated but clean and functional.
No pool but access to a beautiful beach is only 100 Mts away. Swimming is safe.

Kenneth Roger 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.

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.

General information

Period of opening
01-04-2019 till 30-09-2019
1.7 ha
Number of touring pitches
120 (50 - 70m2)
Number of permanent pitches

* Amenities in bold are not included in the overnight price. Some may need to be paid for. (This does not imply that all amenities not in bold are free!)

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
  • Mobile internet
    • Type:4G
  • Wifi 80-100% coverage
At the reception
  • Reservation with CampingCard ACSI also possible
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Credit cards accepted
    • credit card:MasterCard | Visa Card
  • Payment by debit card/Maestro possible
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
  • Passport/identity card required
  • Dogs not allowed in low season
  • Barbecues permitted
    • type of BBQ:charcoal | electricity | gas
  • Dogs not allowed in low season
Water and toilet facilities
  • Showers: hot water
  • Washbasins: 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
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
Food, drink and groceries
  • Breakfast available
  • 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
  • Safes
  • Sea swimming (max. 0.5 km)
  • Sandy beach
Sports and play
  • Children's playground: large
  • Table tennis table
  • Fishing
  • Multi-sports field
Recreation (adults)
  • Cycle routes starting at the camp site
    • level:average
  • Marked out walking routes near the camp site
    • level:average
  • Television
Ground and vegetation
  • Grass
  • Unshaded pitches
  • Pitches with some shade
  • Sunbathing area
  • Marked pitches
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 in the vicinity (< 10 km)
    • distance:7 km
  • Situated on the coast (max. 0.5 km)
  • Distance to the sea (max. 10 km)
    • distance:0,1 km
  • Panorama
  • Quiet during the day and at night
  • Special facilities for motorhomes
  • Electrical hook-ups possible to maximum %s amps
    • Max. electricity:6 ampère
  • Footpaths and roads are lit
  • Patrolled grounds
Address & Route

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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. 25.6° 26.4° 30° 30° 24.8° 25.4° 26.2°
Min. 17° 15.2° 15.8° 19.6° 18.5° 14.7° 15.2°
Precipitation 20% 5% 15% 20% 45% 30% 15%
Wind direction NW N ZO S NW NW NW
Wind speed 3 3 3 4 3 3 3

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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