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 ...

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). After passing over pedestrian crossing use left lane. 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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A great stay again

Love this site, with its own secret gate to the river, keep fighting to keep it! The wardens are great and that included support from the relief wardens Annette and Robin Thornton. A great place to park up and leave the car if you want to. Several great ways to get around from walking, water boats and free community bus (which had friendly drivers and passengers). All topped by Saturday evening ballon flights with one so low you could see their faces, an excellent way to end the holiday.

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Another Great Stay.

As usual enjoyed a few days here.Didnt expect record temperatures and wall to wall sunshine.Choice of 2 pitches on arrival so no shade.All facilities clean tidy and well kept by really nice and helpful wardens,Credit to the Club.Shuttle bus into city still free and on time. Really hope Club can keep site open and Council realise what an asset site is and how much visitors spend in the City.Counting weeks till next trip!!

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Another great stay.

Our second stay at this great location. Lovely weather helped of course. Friendly and helpful hosts, always pleasant to talk to. We'll look forward to going back soon, although they are always busy.
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Great location, some minor problems

Came for a walk around this site a couple of years ago and managed to finally book a 4 day weekend away here on first outing with new caravan. On arrival pleased to see that the road outside has been widened to make access a bit easier. Warden on duty was OK and pointed out the two remaining pitches for awnings, (1st trip out wanted to try awning on van) He said we would have to pitch with car across front of van as no room alongside although there were trees and grass and a nice spot with good sunshine. Pitched van as far back as possible but, even so car would not go in front of caravan without being in the middle of the road, so had to park behind line of tow-hitch and blocking front box on awning side. This also meant we could not actually pitch the awning to try it as no room to peg it down and still be able to park car on pitch. (Van is 7.45m long). As we were only on site for 4 days decided not to worry about it, but others should be aware of this. I think it was pitch 41. Everyone on site very friendly, and for a change the grass was not cut once whilst we were there. It has been a standing joke with our group that a lot of wardens cannot wait to jump on the lawn mowers three times a week. It was totally the opposite here the grass really could have done with a trim, not that this site has much grass to worry about. There is a gate at the rear of the site that goes straight on to the harbour walk and turn left 50m from the Cottage Pub, (Life's so hard), or turn right for a pleasant walk along the harbour, past SS Great Britain, M-Shed, restaurant quarter and into the heart of the city. Facilities were clean as expected, however on a real negative note, my wife said the ladies toilets, just did not flush properly even trying two or three times. I never used the gents so no idea how they were. Apparently Ladies were entering, coming straight out of one cubicle, and into the next as they were not flushed properly, before flushing and taking a chance, only to have to wait for cistern to refill again and try and flush again. Each lady thinking the previous not bothering to flush until they found themselves in a similar situation a few minutes later. This was in all cubicles. On one visit my wife said the toilets had only just been opened up after cleaning and there were seemingly un-flushed toilets at that point, not good. I mentioned this to the warden and couldn't really work out if they new about it, were fed up with being told, or more likely I guess assumed people just were not flushing.
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A little gem in a prime location

We visited this lovely small site in order to visit Let's Rock Bristol on the first June weekend but there is so much to see and do in the area that you could easily stop a few days and fill every day. The site has only 66 pitches, basically made up of an inner and outer circle. If you arrive in a motorhome or don't want to use your car, it's not a problem as you have gated access at the back of the site directly onto Baltic Wharf which is lovely for walking or cycling. On a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon, you will find numerous couples and families walking the banks of the Wharf, enjoying a drink at the Cottage Inn next door to the site, or parking their picnic chairs on the side of the river and enjoying the activities on the water or simply reading a book and enjoying a picnic. The site is well maintained and the stewards are very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. They keep the site immaculately clean and feels secure as you are issued with a key fob for the front (road) access and a key for the back gate onto the wharf. The back gate is always locked and the front gate is locked from 8pm. The reception sells some items but there is a convenience store which sells all sorts a short walk from the main gate. The site is close to many pubs and restaurants, in particular the Cottage Inn which is right next door to the site. There is little noise from this pub despite its proximity. It's a nice walk into Bristol along the river with lots to see en route and the SS Great Britain is definitely worth a visit. We will definitely visit again.

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