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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.

New bookings are no longer being taken from September 2020 onwards, and bookings for the 2021 season are not being released at this point until we have more certainty on the future of the site.

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

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:
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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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Lovely site with great views, but yet again miserable wardens

Just got back from Bristol, love the location of this site and yes the facilities are getting a little tired but with the impending closure I understand. Been to some great sites recently with some great friendly wardens but I have also encountered wardens that seem to forget that we are paying for the service and they are not doing us a favour. We had mixed weather over the weekend so wanted to take advantage of today's great weather a tick a few more things from the to do list and politely asked for a later chevkout (as per point 15 in the CMC guide). We received a firm no and told even though the site was only half full they did need to follow that rule and needed to be off by 11:30. Where is the common sense of this? I understand when sites have full bookings but in this case it felt purely it was someone trying to force the authority! Had similar experience in York Rowntree from arrogant wardens....Hawes, Buxton, Castleton & Kendal where fantastic in comparison. FAO all wardens please remember we are paying customers, you are not doing us a favour you have function and you are there to facilitate our stay and provide a service by looking after us and the facility. With no customers you are not needed, please reflect on this!

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A site full of memories!

We have visited this site many times as a couple and previously with our children having many happy times. It is exactly what you want from a site within walking distance, along the floating harbourside,of the city. We have so many great memories of visiting both during winter and summer. So sad that a closure now seems inevitable. Keep watching and grab a cancellation iwhilst you can.

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Development of site is getting nearer

A functional and well run site with friendly wardens. The facilities are basic but very clean and, with the impending development, no chance of them being upgraded. A pleasant walk into Bristol and up to Cabot Tower, where dogs can run freely. We only noticed on our last day that The Cottage pub nearby was dog friendly or we would have used this if only for a coffee and snack. Local shop nearby for papers and provisions.
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Probably our final visit to Baltic Wharf

This was our seventh visit to this site. With the City council's plans for redevelopment and the diesel vehicle ban we suppose we have just said our goodbyes. Inevitably the Club has a wasting asset but nevertheless the site is well kept and the facilities in very good nick. All credit to the wardens. We hope an alternative site can be found to provide for further visits to this city.

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This is a lovely city site (so not peaceful! ) clean, tidy and a fabulous welcome it is so sad it will be closing, Bristol are loosing a valuable, unique asset. Tourism brings a lot to the city. Absolutely worth a visit if you can get in before it closes.
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01179 268030

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Road Closure: Cumberland Road is closed due to a landslide. Diversions are in place for anyone arriving from the West (Avonmouth). Click Here for more information or Email for any queries.