Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site

Cumberland Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6XG

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

Updated 28 September 2021: We are pleased to advise that notice to vacate the site has now been extended by a further 5 months. We are now welcoming arrivals up to and including Wednesday 30 March 2022, departing no later than 12 noon, 31 March 2022.

The Club has been operating Baltic Wharf campsite for several years on a renewable, short term lease while the Council planned for redevelopment of the site into up to 190 new homes.

Please Note: Significant construction works on the regeneration of Bristol's Western Harbour area is currently ongoing directly outside of the site grounds and will continue until the end of 2021 at the earliest. Noise disruption whilst on site can be expected seven days per week between 7am-7pm.

Baltic Wharf Club Site is a waterside haven, located right in the heart of Bristol's beautifully re-developed dockland and close to the city centre with its lively shops and entertainment. 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.

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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Road Closure Diversion: 

Significant construction works on the regeneration of Bristol's Western Harbour area is currently ongoing directly outside of the site grounds and will continue until the end of 2021 at the earliest. Noise disruption whilst on site can be expected seven days per week between 7am-7pm.
 
Access into the site has become difficult due to the severity of the road works being carried out on Cumberland Road by the local authority. We strongly recommend that you do not visit the site if your outfit exceeds the following lengths:
  • Maximum motorhome length is 8 metres
  • Maximum length for car and caravan is 12 metres (twin axle caravans will not be able to make the turn)

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.

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:
172
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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Amazingly located.

Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site
Before I start the review,if you follow the "new" route in ,this is because of the road works outside the site,where it states sign post for Bedminster and a railway sign to Temple Meads I was unable to see this sign and missed the turning on the left,so just follow the new route given and keeping large self storage building on your left. Missing this left turn,did cause a approach from the other direction amidst busy traffic. I think all that has been said about this site has been said before,with the location so handily placed for visiting Bristol.We did all the normal touristy bits plus a walking tour.This actually was quite good ,with a tour guide showing area's not known to the normal tourist without knowledge. Again much has been said about the Club losing this site,for yet more building,and yet is there is yet more housing,being flats or apartments galore being built now behind the SS Great Britain.We also popped in the Orchard Pub at the rear of SS Great Britain,and on the notice board was a local campaign to save the trees around the Baltic Wharf campsite. I just hope this is not our last visit.

Fozzie

from Kent

Reviewed on 16/11/2021 17:10

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Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site
Had to come to this site as it has been on my list for some time and with the sad news that it’s almost had its day I couldn’t leave it any longer. Such a fantastic little site even with the road works right outside ( that’s why I had to go low with question 2 ) so if this site is on your list of places make the most of the time it has left you will not be disappointed.

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Reviewed on 15/11/2021 21:33

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Will really miss this site. Shame on the council for wanting to develop the land

Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site
Really hoping this campsite doesn’t close. Such a lot of development in the area you’d think they could leave this popular campsite to remain a campsite to encourage diversity in tourism. Have stayed here several times and have booked another stay before its due to close. So convenient for all that Bristol has to offer just outside the campsite gate.

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Reviewed on 27/10/2021 22:00

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Please don’t close this site

Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site
This site is an absolute gem. Sadly there are plans to close it as Bristol Council want to build even more apartments in the area. Some things should be left alone. This end of the Wharf is so nice where you can walk through the old boat yard and is accessible to all. If it were to move to the proposed site further up the river then those less mobile would have quite a trek down to the Wharf, especially at night. So take advantage of the extensions and let’s hope the proposed plans to close Baltic Wharf fall through. 🤞

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Reviewed on 24/10/2021 16:18

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Fantastic location!

Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site
This is a site in a fantastic location on the floating harbour. The special thing about the site is that there is a little gate leading directly on to the harbour. At the moment however the lock on this gate is broken. Please Baltic Wharf - get the lock mended ASAP - it really will not cost much! A whip round on the site would probably raise enough! We will really miss this site when it goes as there is no where else within walking distance of the centre if Bristol. I hope the club will be able to find another site nearby. Thanks Baltic Wharf for another great stay, we will be back very soon!

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01179 268030

Site information

Please Note: Significant construction works on the regeneration of Bristol's Western Harbour area is currently ongoing directly outside of the site grounds and will continue until the end of 2021 at the earliest. Noise disruption whilst on site can be expected seven days per week between 7am-7pm.
Access into the site has become difficult due to the severity of the road works being carried out on Cumberland Road by the local authority. We strongly recommend that you do not visit the site if your outfit exceeds the following lengths:
  • Maximum motorhome length is 8 metres
  • Maximum length for car and caravan is 12 metres (twin axle caravans will not be able to make the turn)

This is beyond the control of the Club and we are sorry for any disappointment that this causes.

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

Remember, you only pay 12.5% VAT until 31 March 2022 on Club campsite prices! All you need to do is book your holiday as normal, and the discount will be applied to the appropriate rate when you pay on site.

With our campsites busier than ever right now, we'd really appreciate your support with a few things to help everyone have a safe and enjoyable stay. Please be mindful of site arrival times (as they do vary), keep children and pets close by and within sight, and ensure you keep your speed below 5mph. Thank you!

All internal shared facility areas, including toilet and shower blocks, wash up areas, laundry rooms, drying rooms and information rooms are now fully open, however in order to continue to protect our staff, we do still require social distancing, and the wearing of face coverings in our reception areas for the time being.