Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site (REF : BTW)

Cumberland Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6XG

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  • 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. Both parties have the right to terminate the lease with six months' notice, which can be served at any time.

We have recently been informed by the Council that their development partners will be carrying out some intial visits to the site in the coming weeks (from w/c 10 June 2019). We will be keeping in close touch with all parties to minimise the impact on members visiting the site, and to understand the longer term implications for the future of the Club Site. In the meantime we are actively seeking alternative locations for a Club Site in the Bristol 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 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:
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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Excellent location in a buzzing city

We have been meaning to try this site for some time and finally managed to book on during my half term holiday. We were so glad we made the effort - its a fabulous location with the city and other attractions within easy walking distance or ferry ride which is great. Bristol itself has lots to offer, from the old city, harbourside and wharf areas to the Clifton suspension bridge, observatory, country park, the zoo and a modern shopping centre. Many of the bars are dog friendly and there are lots of places to eat and drink. People were friendly and welcoming wherever we went and the atmosphere is great. Its worthwhile taking the time to find out about the area (over the river a short distance away is a local shopping area with an Aldi and several bars and gift shops) and if you're a footy fan Bristol City's ground is within easy walking distance. There is also a lovely park also a short walk away. I do think the information centre should contain some of this information rather than just the standard attractions leaflets as there is so much to do which is interesting and free. Walk round the city and there are 'Banksy's' to see and the industrial and engineering heritage and Brunel's legacy round the wharf is fascinating too. Overall a fantastic location - hopefully if the lease is not renewed the club will find somewhere equally as convenient to replace it.

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Ideal for Bristol sightseeing

Only managed to get 3 nights stay in October after kept searching for availability - previously been to Bristol but pre-Motorhome. WE booked a pitch for awning but really there wasn't enough room and I would not bother again - just book a standard pitch. Weather was very wet - but thats not the CAMC fault - was surprised how well the rain drained away though after an all night downpour. Facilities were clean and found the wardens very chatty & friendly. We were there to explore Bristol - which given the weather we managed to get up to the Suspension Bridge and down through the country park and watched the deer. On our driest day cycled old railway through Bristol to Bath & back (36 miles approx) although finding the start of it was an issue. Would just state that the information room had neither details of this cycle route or anything about the Country Park - some visitors could miss this.
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At last we get a stay at Baltic Wharf

So after lots of searching we got a cancellation of 5 nights at Baltic Wharf - well worth the wait. The site is easy to find if you follow the directions in the handbook. We got the only pitch available with our late booking so it was an awning pitch even though we weren't going to be putting up an awning so we had good space in the little cul de sac area. Sadly it was under some trees & it rained every night that we were there so we got the constant drip drip on our roof. The facilities block was clean & tidy & even though the site was full there was never any queuing or waiting. The relief wardens were there during our 5 day stay & they were very friendly & helpful. What this site has is the excellent location & we will try to book in again in the summer months so that we can hopefully enjoy some dry weather & long summer evenings along the waterfront. We took our bikes but due to the constant rain didn't get to try many of the cycle rides direct from the site ( I had downloaded the routes) We loved the water taxi into the city from outside the site. All in all a nice compact site - that is in a fab location.
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Baltic Wharf in the rain

We had tried to get on this site on many occasions, but to no avail. However, we managed to get on in September 2019. We selected a pitch against a wall with apartments the other side. It was fine ......and good job we did park up there with no trees, as the rain & wind was awful for the majority of the time. Toilet/shower block was clean and well maintained .......just not enough of them - even though the site was small, it could do with a couple more. There was work going on in the block, which put them out of service a lot longer than usual. Something one has to put up with for necessary maintenance. The location of the site is excellent for visiting Bristol .........the City Centre is walkable along the Wharf in 30 mins. Clifton Suspension Bridge the same. Staff were very helpful, and offered advice as and when. The location is somewhat unique, as you are effectively on an island, between the Wharf, and River Avon. Loads to see & do on your doorstep ........boat rides, museums, shopping, eating, drinking. Shame this site is on borrowed time due to the Council wanting to take it .......just hope the Club find another replacement site as handily placed as this one. We are in Bristol quite often, visiting my partners son, and we usually stay in Hotels ......this was the first time we managed to get in and book it !!
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Disappointing

Had high hopes for this site but was really disappointed when we arrived to find our so called pitch was just parking up in a gravelled ‘car park’. Facilities are in need of updating and the site is definitely overpriced (£29 per night). Paid just over £10 for internet access when there really wasn’t any and it was a complete waste of money, really frustrating. Staff weren’t particularly friendly which makes me question why it had five star reviews??? The site’s huge saving grace is when you open the back gate and are transported on to a lively waterfront with lots going on, lovely riverside cafes and bars and a ten minute walk into Bristol. Also water taxis run into the city from just outside the site. My advice don’t have high hopes when visiting this site.
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01179 268030