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Baltic Wharf Caravan Club Site

Cumberland Road, Bristol, Bristol, BS1 6XG

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  • Cycling
  • Dogs
  • Motorhomes

Why stay here ...

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.

Sadly, notice has now been served to us, which means that we will be required to vacate Baltic Wharf by 31 May 2021. However, pitches at the campsite are still on sale for arrivals up to 16 May 2021, departing no later than 12pm, 17 May.

In 2017, we purchased a new location, just one mile away near Ashton Court, and we recently received a positive response from the local planning office. There are still a number of hurdles for us to get through before planning consent is granted, but we are hopeful that this new location will be approved for development into a touring site soon. We will, of course, make sure we keep you up-to-date with the latest news about this potential new campsite.

 

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: 

The roadworks being carried out on Cumberland Road by the local authority have  reduced access and turning space through the roadworks and directly into and out of the site:-
  • 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, but please do not book if your total outfit size exceeds these lengths.

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.

 

 

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
Plan a route to this site
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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Amazing site to explore Bristol.

As in my title Baltic Wharf is an amazing site to explore Bristol but we are sad because it is our last time. Hopefully the new site will get the councils approval. Don't know what Councillor Jack M Bosdet would say about the closure !! Regarding the new site you can view the planning ordeal on bristol.gov.uk - Planning and building regulations - Look at and track planning applications - Search for planning applications - Click Advanced and type Caravan and Motorhome Club in Applicant Name section. Fingers crossed the planning gets passed.

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Ideal location for visiting Bristol

Spent a weekend at Baltic Wharf.The location is ideal for visiting Bristol, a walk along the river past SS Great Britain takes you right into the city centre. There are roadworks outside so you have to follow diversion signs ,but it was easy to find. The turning is a bit tight but our 7.4 m motor home could get in easily. There was a bit of noise from the roadworks but they finished by 6pm and didn’t work on the Sunday. The site is compact but there is enough space between pitches, the electric points can be a distance away but the lead reached there. The only criticism is there are only two water points so there can be a wait to fill up with water. Didn't use the site toilets but they looked clean . There is a locked gate that lets you out onto the river walk ,this helps to make the site feel totally secure. Bristol was an interesting city to visit with plenty of places to eat. Am sorry this site is closing as the location is ideal for a city break
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Enjoyed a very wet 4 nights at Baltic Wharf. The journey in was a bit of a nightmare due to the roadworks in Bristol, and a bit tight getting a 7.5 metre motorhome through the entrance due to the roadworks. Had a couple of nice meals and drinks at The Cottage pub, and can recommend Sunday lunch. Great location for getting into Bristol. We caught the bus to the aerospace museum in Filton and enjoyed a Nando’s and a trip to the cinema in Cabot Circus. The only slight let down was the shower block, waiting outside, only to find that folks had walked off with the rubber bands or left them inside once they’d finished, it’s not rocket science so we just ended up using our own shower. Have visited the site a few times before and visited SS Great Britain, the zoo and Clifton etc. Anyway in these difficult times, just nice to get away !!!!!!

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Best site.

I love Baltic Wharf, so sorry it will be closing a very sad loss to the network. If you can get there before it closes please do. Very compact site with great facilities close to major attractions in Bristol (you can see Clifton Suspension Bridge and walk to SS Great Britain). The only downside is the road outside which is very busy, but once set up, not a problem.
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Another fantastic stay at Baltic Wharf, the wardens Matt Gemma and not to forget Doris the dog, are excellent Wardens, they cannot do enough for you, the site is immaculate, the toilets and showers are spotless, so Covid friendly, I wish all the other sites we have been to were as clean and friendly as this one, cannot wait to go back again, the only Wardens I know that are on the go cleaning and keeping things so friendly and safe. Thank you Matt and Gemma for another great stay.

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Site information

This campsite is now open. Based on the latest Government guidance issued 8 April, we are pleased to be able to open toilets and shared washing and cleaning facilities (excluding showers) operated in line with Government guidelines.

Remember, you only pay 5% VAT until 30 September 2021, then 12.5% VAT from 1 October 2021 to 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.

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

The roadworks being carried out on Cumberland Road by the local authority have reduced access and turning space through the roadworks and directly into and out of the site:-
  • 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, but please do not book if your total outfit size exceeds these lengths.

Please Note: Construction work on the regeneration of Bristols Western Harbour area has commenced outside of the site grounds and will continue into Summer 2021. Noise disruption can be expected in this area.