Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site (REF : BTW)

Cumberland Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6XG

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Ideal for ...

  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Bristol City Council has informed us that they plan to redevelop the area where Baltic Wharf Club Site is located. Unfortunately they're not prepared to grant a new long term lease and instead have agreed to a short term lease while they plan the redevelopments. This lease started on 30th August 2018 for a term of three years, however both parties have the right to terminate the lease with six months' notice which can be served at any time.

We know Bristol is a very popular destination for our members and with this uncertainty over the current site we're continously investigating other options in the area.

Baltic Wharf Club Site is a waterside haven, located right in the heart of Bristol's beautifully re-developed dockland and linked by a convenient river ferry to the city centre with its lively shops and entertainments. For families staying at the caravan site, great attractions include the Zoo and Downs Park: a cosy and safe place for young children to play and also an ideal picnic spot.

Many excellent cycle paths can be easily accessed from Baltic Wharf Club Site, including the Bristol to Bath path if you are feeling particularly energetic and adventurous. A selection of boat trips are available from the caravan park, which makes for an excellent way to take in some of the most scenic views in this part of the county. Should you be more inclined to see the sites on dry land, there are several open top sightseeing bus tours conveniently available adjacent to the site, with discounted tickets available for visitors between March and October.

Facilities on site ...

  • BBQs allowed: charcoal, gas, electric
  • Disabled facilities: facilities for wheelchair disabled
  • Disabled shower room
  • Dishwashing area
  • Drive over waste disposal for motorhomes
  • Electric hook-up
  • Gas
  • Laundry facilities
  • Motorhome service point
  • Toilet block
  • TV reception: poor
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi charge
  • Wi-Fi rating: Bronze

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Walking notes:
A great stroll directly from site would take you around the harbour passing the narrowboat marina, S.S.Great Britain and the M Shed Museum. Continue along into the restaurant area of Bristol with a return along the opposite side of the harbour through Underfall Boat Yard.

Supermarket notes:

The closest is Asda in Bedminster, about 1 mile from the site (MH access).

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Directions

Leave the M5 at junction 18 onto the A4 (signposted Bristol, Airport). In about 5 miles (after passing under Clifton Suspension Bridge) keep in left lane and follow signposts to the Historic Harbour, SS Great Britain into Hotwells Road. Keep in right lane at traffic lights through Hotwells (singnposted Historic Harbour, SS Great Britain). Use left lane and pass over dock bridge and follow signposts to SS Great Britain. The Site is on the left in about 500 yards. Important Note: no vehicles (including caravan and motorhomes) are permitted to wait in Cumberland Road.

Sites key: Club Site

Postcode:
BS1 6XG
GPS:
Lat 51.446966 / Lon -2.614896
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OS field ref:
ST573722
OS map ref:
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Handbook map ref:
G4

Transport links

  • Bus stop within 1 mile
  • Buses go to: Temple Meads and Bristol
  • Car hire on site
  • Daily public Transport within 1 mile
  • Nearest park and ride: Bristol
  • Nearest train station: Temple Meads
  • Shop within 1 mile
  • Train station within 5 miles

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Another Great Stay.

Due to hospital appointment really grateful to Christian that he could move booking a few days forward.Need to take every chance to visit Bristol and this site.Choice of pitch,not by the water but level and ne ar bollard.All facilities as to be expected.pick your time for a shower and you shouldn't have to wait. Buses changed once we got hang of tickets (I pay,hubby has a pass).got ticket for all day so used it up and down Park St as well as into city.Runs later than previous ones so will be handy in th summer. Still good value meals at local pub,but busy so I'll keep which one to myself.The Cottage next would be okay if you didn't want to walk far. Underfall yard worth a look round,although Pickle café shuts when it likes so don't rely on it. Its really short sighted of the council not to appreciate value this site brings to the city.Should be kept open . Looking forward to next visit.

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Great location

Great location for visiting Bristol, especially with the water taxi stop just outside the site. Facilities clean and showers hot. The site was clean and the guys in reception where very friendly and helpful. The one issue I had was that the waste water drain is on the way in, where everyone parks to book in, therefore when we were leaving we couldn’t empty our waste water as there were 4 vans-caravans parked on the drain, so don’t try to leave peak time (just before 12) as you wont stand a chance or even get out as they block the entrance/exit queueing to check in.
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First visit but not overly impressed

Stayed for 3 nights after travelling from Portsmouth ferry after a 3 week France trip. Firstlying we wanted to do our washing only to find the front loading machine was broken with a top loading machine next to it. I might as well have washed our clothes in the river as top loaders do not clean clothes thoroughly so we did not use it. Only 3 showers and toilets per block, plainly not enough for 56 pitches. I realise it may close down due to leases but more amenities should have been included when first built. Only one chemical dump also. Pitches seem smaller too. Handy for the ferry into the city. One point.... why do most CMC sites have fresh water taps at MWPs on the wrong side for UK vans ? We have been to numerous club sites in 9 years but this is my least favourite.

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Great site, shame it will close in the near future.

Just spent the weekend here great site, shame it is so difficult to get into. Only disappointing bit this year was the Christmas decorations, for several years they have had it done out lovely with lights, this year there was hardly anything and not very Christmassy at all. Merry Christmas to everyone, enjoy this site while you still can.
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Perfect site

Just had 4 nights at Baltic Wharf and I can honestly say this is my favourite site in the club . So handy for so many places in the area Bristol is easily accessible either by walking on river bank or by ferry outside camp site . It is so easy to see why the council want to to develop this site as it has perfect acces to the water front. Facilities are in need of up date but they are spotlessly clean. Keep up the good work Baltic Wharf.

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