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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3 Night Break

This was our first time at this site, from the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome. The current wardens haven't been there long and it is evident they are working hard to get the site looking good, we found them to be most helpful and friendly throughout our stay. The rear gate issues mentioned by a previous reviewer is now fixed and provides good access to the waterfront. Being able to walk from site to pubs, restaurants and theatres was great the historical attractions of the area are also a real bonus. Buses run from close to the site entrance if you don't wish to walk. We didn't encounter any undue noise from the surrounding area which was surprising given it's near city location. This is a smallish size site meaning pitches are a little more cramped than you would find at larger sites. However, we had no problems setting up and leaving our pitch and the excellent location makes up for a slightly smaller pitch. We would have no hesitation in returning in the future.

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one of the clubs best sites

Ok,it needs some tlc and has road noise, but when you walk out of the private gate all that is forgotten. Everything is in walking distance,museums,restaurants,ferry trips,boat trips and the best dockside walk.if you have not been to this site yet,please hurry before developers get there hands on it and built expensive apartments.

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Not a 5 star site

We were on this site in February 2019, during the exceptional period of warm weather. We had followed the reviews that said how good the site is, and go now before it closes etc. But sorry fellow members, you need to remove your rose tinted spectacles. Yes the location by the historic wharf is excellent but that's the only thing this site has going for it. The facilities are just about 3 star, there are only 6 shower units, 3 for each sex, for a 60 pitch site. The motor home service point is in a ridiculous position, to empty tanks at the end of your stay you need to rejoin the one way system and hope there's nobody on the point in front of you. You then have to scrabble under your vehicle to put the waste line into the only drain. We were told off by a warden as some of our water overflowed, my remarks about improving it were met with a shrug. The chemical emptying point is in the open, good luck to anyone pitched close by. The pitches are small and if you are on the road side of the site, the noise is like camping in the central reservation of the M6. There was a family in a caravan close to us and their children were playing in the gravel as there are no facilities for children. I understand that nothing is being spent to improve this site because of it's likely closure but unfortunately in real terms, that's what it needs in order for it to remain anywhere near to the standard we expect of the club sites.
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Easter - Glorious Weather

Easter 2018 at BW was abysmal weather, 2019 was glorious. We managed a great pitch, 41, with ample room to make full use of the Cadac and entertain family visitors over the Bank Holiday weekend. Arrival saw a car and bicycles on the pitch after 12 noon, which seemed odd. Surely not a ploy to save a pitch for later arrivals??? The motor mover packed up, so assistance to push back was appreciated from fellow campers. After a quick set up and awning erection we popped out for provisions. As we enjoyed a cuppa in the sun, neighbouring campers popped over to point out water was leaking from the rear of the caravan where it shouldn't. Great. More problems with our flagship heap of thrown together poor quality common parts masquerading as a caravan. Dismantling the rear washroom cupboards, trims and wall boards found the heating pipework fins had pushed apart the hot water feed pipe 'y' junction where it feeds the wash basin and shower, as witness marks showed. It was commented that caravans have a 10 year warranty such that it takes 10 years to sort out all the faults inbuilt at the circus where they are thrown together. Fortunately a toolbox is part of our basics since changing to a caravan. Although I prefer to spend valuable holiday time not repairing our city apartment on wheels as it is for BW. A BBQ and alcohol in the evening sunset put the day's events behind us. Friday saw us stroll around the floating harbour with a visit to the M Shed that is free entry. Another BBQ in the evening with family ended a glorious day. Saturday is the day we take surviving parent out to mark others passing. We went to Weston Super Mare, parking near the old pier, that is fundraising to rebuild. A walk around the front, across water to the main pier for fish and chips, followed by ice cream on the promenade at £1.40 for a large '99', £1 for a large mug of tea at a table. Sunday started with a visit to Brunel's Buttery, just beyond the SS Great Britain for breakfast in the sun with other family members. Visit to the garden of rest at the crematorium to pay respects. A circular walk for gelato in millennium square and a stop off for a pint in the Pump House was a pleasant way to spend the afternoon and evening. Awning packed smaller than ever before ready for trip home following day. The view from the crem takes in the Suspension Bridge, Clifton, multi coloured houses, Cabot Tower, Wills Museum round to the football ground, all landmarks of Bristol that mean something to us. A great city to visit anytime. We are booked in a couple more times in the next year to make the most whilst BW is available. No discernible growth in the crack in the rear panel of the caravan that is due for repair at its next service in the summer.
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Ok but not safe

We have been at Baltic Wharf for three nights and really enjoyed it but last night Saturday 13th April my husband had his electric bike stolen. It was padlocked , no battery or computer on it and they didn’t steal the other bike. We were also told by a fellow caravaner that the back gate can be opened with a credit card and yes it can. So please be careful with your property when you stay here. We have informed the wardens and emailed the club. The club have CCTV at the front gate but none on the back so we have asked them to look at improving security. This has left us very upset and vulnerable and we will not be coming back.
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