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: 7.4Add a review
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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 !!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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!)
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