Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site (REF : BTW)

Cumberland Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6XG

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  • 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:
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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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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Possibly my favourite club site?

I always enjoy my visits to Baltic Wharf, it’s such a special part of Bristol, and being central to all the facilities of an attractive and vibrant city is a big plus. It’s worth mentioning that the bus services from the site along the Cumberland Road have improved hugely recently, with the m3 metrobus offering a frequent service into the city centre and shops, and similarly the A1 to Temple Meads Station. And thankfully the metrobus roadworks are mostly finished now, at least on Cumberland Road. Once parked up it’s easy to leave your vehicle on site. Despite the slightly outdated facilities block (due to the threat of the site being redeveloped by the council) it has always been kept spotlessly clean on all of my visits, and both the summer and winter wardens have been ever attentive and helpful. Okay, so some of the pitches are a tad cramped, but that means more of us can get to stay here. And I appreciate that the gates are locked at night, which as a solo traveller makes me feel safe and secure. I just hope the Club has noticed that this is a very, very, popular site, and will continue to fight to keep it. The trend in “holidays”, as the Club magazine quaintly calls them, has changed. Members no longer want to be always beside the seaside or up a mountain, and they want to travel all year. The Club needs more of these cosmopolitan sites.
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What A Gem.

We finally managed to get on this site 👍🏻 Initially we were a bit disappointed with it’s ‘car park’ appearance compared to all other club sites we’ve visited, but it more than compensates through its superb city location. The wardens were very helpful & kept the site as clean as any we’ve been to.
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Sadly not the best visit,noisy site workers.people reserving pitches,starting to look shabby due to the short lease

Sadly ive given this review on our experiance this time.Upon arrival there was a que at 12;15.As the site was going to be full the people at the end of the que decided they would send there partner around to stand on the pitch they liked.We then proceeded to a pitch only to find a lady standing right in the middle of a pitch which we liked.when i wanted to pitch up she came running over stating that they had chose that pitch.yet when we asked when booking if we could reserve a pitch ,we where told first come first served.So how was it she could reserve a pitch.so we told the wardens who could not care less and was told to look for another pitch.As we are 8.7 meter long there was limited pitches left.so we drove around and around only to be told we could go on a spot near the road due to our length.We we booked for 2 night and had to leave after 1 night.they had road works right outside the entrance to the site and had a 22 ton excavator on a night shift working thuought the night. went to complain to the wardens in the morning and could not find any until band on 12 when they strolled over to the office for booking in.I know its not the sites fault ,but it could be mentioned when paying and given the chance to make up our mind to stay or not.these road works have been going on for several months ,so its not new to them.It appears that the site is on a short leae now and seems to us like they are not putting in the real effort any more as the toilet didnot flush well in the ladies and the gents was looking tired.althought they still took our £55 for 2 nights.well sadly a big let down this time as we have been there many times before.
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