Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site

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.

The plans for the redevelopment are now progressing at pace between the Council and the developers which means that notice could be served at any time, giving the Club 6 months before having to vacate the site.

If this happens, we will ensure that all affected members are notified in writing of the requirement to cancel their bookings, giving as much notice as possible to enable them to secure pitches elsewhere.

We are accepting bookings until the end of March 2021.

We are still continuing our search for an alternative location in the Bristol area as we know how popular this location is for our members.

 

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 while caravanning in Bristol, 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.

Check out our ViewRanger walk.

 

Supermarket notes:

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

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Directions

Road Closure Diversion: 

From J18 of the M5 follow the A4 Bristow Broadway towards Bristol and Airport, at the roundabout continue to follow the A4 signposted City Centre, Bristol Airport and Park and Ride. Continue on the A4 with the River Avon on your right.

After Clifton Suspension Bridge above you keep in the right hand lane towards A3029 signed Weston S Mare, Airport, Bath and Taunton, stay in the left hand lane where you will cross locks and bridges of the river, the big red brick buildings will be on your left. Keep left and take the left turn signposted Temple Meads (Rail) and Bedminster. Safestore will be on your left, continue to follow this road (A370). Road bears round to the left, petrol station on left and continue to follow road.

At traffic lights ASDA is on your right, continue straight-on staying in the left hand lane. Continue keeping left following signs for SS Great Britain and M Shed (first exit off roundabout) on to Commercial Road. Follow road over bridge and road bears round to left (building site on right) keep following this road until you come to roadworks where we are situated just after the start of traffic lights. Please enter the site with care.

 

 

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 in Bristol

Thanks to Matt & Gemma we enjoyed another few days at Baltic Wharf site always clean and tidy, the Cottage Inn did not disappoint again great food!! See you again on our return home from Devon
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Another Great Stay.

Few days popped up so visited while we could.Been coming here for nearly 20 years. Yes,a bit tired and with covid closures you need to pick times to use toilet block. Nice to walk along waterside or sit and watch the world go by. Plenty places to eat ,have good look 1st and avoid too many people. As always hope to go again but I think plans are progressing for flats,What happened to" much needed school" as council said in 2015 ??

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Great Site. Great location. But ......

We’ve stayed at Baltic Wharf several times and always look forward to it. This time, with the pandemic and with the sword of Damocles hanging over the site, the dynamic was obviously different. The roadworks outside and the crazy route you have to now take to get in is another issue. That said, the staff are good and the location is just the best. I do have one criticism though, which is easily rectifiable. The toilets have the most pathetic flushing system that I’ve encountered at a club site. Probably in an effort to save water, a flush sends a cup full of water down the pan and makes no impression on the contents whatsoever. The occupants, in order to save embarrassment, are forced to stay in the cubicle, await a refill and then the same happens. They are ridiculous. Even I, as a basic DIY’er could rectify that. Allow some more water into the cisterns for heavens sake. Rant over. Still one of our top 5 sites. So sorry that it might be the last visit.

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Beware of roadworks!

Visited the lovely Baltic Wharf site on a few occasions now, as we stay there when possible as my partners son lives in Bristol, so it's a really handy site for us. It's always well kept, and brilliant for accessing the floating harbour, city centre, and more. However, having just returned from there today, we were relieved to have made it into the site, then out of the site onto the motorway, as the road works, blocked off roads, one way systems and temporary traffic lights are pretty disastrous for caravaners & Motorhomers. Getting into site via the A4 into the centre, then into the site (our usual route in) ended with us having to Re route, as Cumberland Rd was completely blocked off our end in...... every which way we tried ended with no access, buses only or one way. We eventually skirted around the city centre and came down the other end of Cumberland Rd. Leaving was no better...... you are instructed to turn left only out of the site. However, having done that, the bridge at the end, where you would turn right to access city centre, was closed off, only allowing cars coming the other way! We eventually found room to turn around at the back of the M Shed musuem, and return back towards the site (a fellow Motorhomer had followed us, and was just as miffed) and we managed to pick up the A4 and then the M5. It was bad enough for us Motorhomers, but it would be worse for caravaners for obvious reasons. I gather all the road works & blocked roads is quite a dynamic situation........it can change by the day, as it did for us! However, the lack of diversion signs, updates and basic help to get in & out for us tourists is appalling. Club input & help on the local road situation there would be useful too. We were lucky, as we know Bristol & the city centre quite well, as family live there, so were able to negotiate our way around. Others will not be so lucky.......... Sat Navs don't necessarily know about road blocks, temporary one way systems, etc.
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Great city stop

This is the first time we have visited the Baltic wharf site and hopefully it won't be our last. What an amazing location! I will start with the managers Gemma and Matt. They do a fabulous job. With it been a smaller site they have to look after it on their own and they are doing a fantastic job in difficult circumstances. The site is very covid secure. They are extremely friendly and helpful and try to assist as best as they can while staying safe themselves. As I have said the site is small, but well set out. The facilities are clean and tidy. The location is great, right on the floating harbour. You can walk straight into the city, old and new. Lots of pubs, bars and restaurants, following covid procedures within walking distance from the site. You can also order takeaway deliveries to the site. There are lovely parks close by for dog walking off lead and there are cycle paths from the site in all directions. I can't recommend this site enough.
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Telephone:
01179 268030

Site information

This Club campsite is now open and is following social distancing and safety requirements as set out by the UK government. Face coverings are now mandatory when visiting the reception area on site. Our priority is first and foremost the health and safety of our staff, our members, our guests and the local communities.

Only pay 5% VAT. A 12.5% reduction on all published prices will be applied to your booking when you arrive and pay for your stay on site.

Route Diversions:- Due to road closures, please do not use Sat Nav. Please see the directions provided under the 'Map' tab on this page.