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 ...

Many members will be aware that Bristol City Council informed us several years ago of plans to redevelop the area where Baltic Wharf Club Site is located. Fortunately we have been able to continue running the site on a renewable short term lease while they plan the redevelopments. Both parties have the right to terminate the lease with six months' notice, which can be served at any time.

We have recently been informed by the Council that their development partners will be carrying out some intial visits to the site in the coming weeks (from w/c 10 June 2019). We will be keeping in close touch with all parties to minimise the impact on members visiting the site, and to understand the longer term implications for the future of the Club Site. In the meantime we are actively seeking alternative locations for a Club Site in the Bristol 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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Amazing stay

We were looking forward to our stay here and weren't disappointed, it was amazing. Yes, the facilities are getting a little tired and need some TLC and there isn't much grass around, but this was more than made up for by the location. A spotless site, with facilities to match and helpful friendly wardens who really knew their patch. Leaving via the city centre to head East was a bit hairy with the road works but it's amazing how people soon move over with a big caravan coming through. A great pub rounf the corner with lovely food and a cracking pint, two minutes off the quayside with so much happening there was also a big plus - to look out of your window and see the masts of the "Matthew 2" passing - awesome. If the council do take this it will be a great loss all round so enjoy whilst you can - we did
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Great location for visiting the City and site seeing

Just returned from Baltic Wharf after another excellent two week stay. Our second this year and one more to come in September. As always the friendly and helpful site wardens keep this site in spotless condition. We will be very sorry when the site closes. Lets hope the Club has a new site in the pipe line.
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Lovely Site

We have always loved our stays on this site and really hope that the Council don't close it down, love the easy access to the floating harbour and its even better for us now that The Cottage Pub next door is dog friendly was lovely to be able to get a meal when we arrived late. There's so much to do in Bristol and the surrounding area. My only complaints are why both sets of toilets have to be closed from 10.30 - 12.00 seems such along time for cleaning especially as the warden firstly cleaned the gents from 10.30 - 11.00 and didn't even go in the ladies until 11.00am, surely a staggered clean would be better like it used to be as there was quite a queue for the one service loo. Whilst the lady warden cleaned the man just walked around the site with a leaf blower blowing all the gravel from the roads back on to the pitches but all this did was create a huge cloud of dust - not good when you are trying to sit outside and enjoy breakfast but also very dangerous with loose pebbles flying around peoples cars, caravans & motorhomes surely an old fashioned brush would have done the job so much better we were surprised there was no damage done thankfully we have never experienced this on any other site and hope we never do again.
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Another Great Stay.

Really sorry to see someone measuring site walls etc.Surely if council own the site they should know how big it is ???? Perhaps they will realise its too small . Yes its looking a bit tired and pitches are small and not much grass,but its all about location . Over the 20 or so years we have been coming along with many other people we have spent more money than I care to think about in the city and will continue to do so if the site is still here.The council don.t or won.t consider the impact closing this site will have on local pubs shops and tourist attractions. The previous wardens were around more than current ones and there were more flowers etc but toilets , clean and water hot. Although hour and half seems excessive. Really hope to visit again and again,Hope the Council take another 4 year to differ about closing the site.

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Nice site with lots to do

Used as a stopover on way back from Cornwall. Really friendly welcome. Great location for access to harbour and plenty of bars/restaurants. Only stayed one night but it was a Friday and the harbour was buzzing with street food, bars, music had a great evening. Toilets/showers a bit dated but keep really clean. Would love to return

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