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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Pitches

Touring pitch types Awning Without Awning
Standard (electric & hardstanding)

Yes

Yes

Standard (electric & grass)
Non-electric (hardstanding)
Non-electric (grass)
Serviced (electric & hardstanding)
Serviced (electric & grass)
Super (electric & hardstanding)

Nearby

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
Plan a route to this site
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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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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Excellent City Location

We spent three nights with our motorhome. The site is in a fantastic location on the banks of the harbour and close to the city centre. We don't know of any UK site which has such an excellent position relative to a major city with so much to see. We walked and cycled to so many of the interesting sites and enjoyed the lively and diverse range of history and culture. We only hope that the inevitable pressure to develop the site for potentially more lucrative end uses is resisted so that others can continue to experience this fantastic location. We will certainly return.
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Great Location

Superb location in Bristol. Quite a long walk into main area but can use water taxis. Great for walking and cycling. Some pitches a little on the small side but location of site outways that. Great pub next door on water edge, and lots around to choose from. Hope this site never closes as would love to go back again in the near future if we can get in.
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Terrific Location

An historic harbourside location in central Bristol, with all the amenities, buzz and noise you'd expect from a vibrant city. What's not to like? Ever polite, the wardens, Anthony and Christian, provide a genuinely warm welcome and do a wonderful job maintaining a site that is under notice of closure. And what a loss it will be once the site is gone. If you have yet to try this wonderful site, give it a go 'cause once it's gone...
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Grteat Site - lots going on

Just returned from a 2 night stay (1st Sept 18). Great site for access to Bristol, where you can walk almost everywhere (especially with a dog). Lots going on the waterfront, so do not expect piece and quiet. try the Spitfire BBQ restaurant on the Quayside, great BBQ ribs. Pub right next door. There is talk that the council who own the site want to reclaim the land for housing as it is in a prime location. The club needs to fight this as it very rare to find a site so convenient to the tourist attractions of Bristol (or any city in the UK) especially for motorhomer's who like to walk into town. The popularity of this site pays testimony to what people want from the club.
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01179 268030