Campsite Playa Arenillas is a campsite in Islares, Cantabria, located by the sea.The campsite has which are marked out, pitches without shade and pitches with some shade. Camping Playa Arenillas is located close to a sandy beach. It is possible to rent tents and mobile homes. The campsite has a playground and a sports ground.
For sportive holidaymakers the camp site offers various cycle routes. You can swim nearby in the sea. At Camping Playa Arenillas you can go snorkelling and windsurfing.
You don't always have to cook, as the camp site has a snack bar, restaurant (with snack menu) and restaurant (with full menu). The camp site also supplies fresh bread. You can also use the internet, as you can access the internet with your own laptop in 80% of the camp site.
Detail information about this campsite
This inspector visits Campsite Playa Arenillas every year and inspects the campsite on the basis of more than 200 amenities and other points of interest. The inspector is an ACSI staff member and does not work for the campsite.
Average rating: 7.3
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- Price - quality comparison
- Child friendliness
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An interesting site, very outdated basic toilet facilities which were always clean but looked like the setting for a period film. The staff were friendly but spoke limited English. The bay is great for swimming at high tide. We caught a bus into Castro Urdialles which is a great town to visit and there was good information on the site for exploring the area.
Campsite is between the mountains and the sea; beach just a few minutes walk. Steep access to site. Ideal site if travelling to or from the ferry at Santander.
Great location close to fabulous beach - low tide - rocky and not easy to get into the sea - high tide - huge sandy beach allowing you to walk to nearest village which we did on the sunday for the market. Keep and eye on the tides tho. Good facilities - lovely food in restaurant and friendly staff. Close ports for last few days of holiday.
Located by a lovely bay but not much else around. Toilets and showers clean but really dated. A lot of old static caravans vans used on long term basis by locals. Made it feel like we were on a travellers site. Ok as a one night stop.
The location is great being only 100m from a lovely bay. As well as restaurant/bar on site a couple of others also within walking distance . Only stayed 1 night as catching ferry next day but we will return to the area. Site was quiet otherwise toilet/showers would have been stretched. Plenty of hot water and clean but becoming dated in comparison with other ASCI sites. Did hear dogs barking on occasion during the day but quiet at night.
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.
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.
A site with very friendly and helpful staff. I have a large unit and had great difficulty accessing the site from the road, but the staff came to help and were very useful. Do beware when approaching the site from Santander that the turning is very acute and the road surface drops about 30 cm at one point of you are not correctly positioned.
I booked the site for three nights from 27th August, without using ACSI and did not think the ACSI rates applied until a September. When checking-in the owner noticed my ACSI Card and took it from me to alter my booking as the ACSI rate started on the 28th August. A great saving and many thanks to the owner for his homesty.
Entrance to and from the campsite was quite frightening. Very sharp bend with very steep hill to negotiate immediately. We found the pitches to be extremely pleasant with beautiful views. Very noisy during the night with late night revellers coming home talking extremely loudly without any consideration for other campers. Having said that, we would visit the site again as it`s location is very convenient for the ferry.
- Guide price 1
- Guide price 2
- Period of opening
- 01-04-2019 till 30-09-2019
- 1.7 ha
- Number of touring pitches
- 120 (50 - 70m2)
- Number of permanent pitches
- Number of accommodation units for hire
* 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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