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 ...

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, 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.

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, facilities and staff

We have tried to get on this site for some time in order to visit our daughter in Bristol. We cannot book months ahead so have to hope there have been cancellations or an odd spare pitch. We were pleased with all aspects of the site however we were not located closest to the neighbouring pub and it was midweek so we found it to be very quiet even though the site was full. Some members have complained about noise from the pub. We will stay again if we can get booked in. A bit expensive but it is city centre and so the convenience of being able to walk/cycle everywhere was ideal.
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Over rated

Having heard both good and bad reviews of this site we decided to spend a few nights at this site on route, when we arrived on a Sunday, the queue was’nt too bad and the wardens seemed in control, however all was not well beyond reception! We were given a useful map showing vacant pitches but when we drove around the site we found many more available pitches and so we reversed and parked on a vacant pitch and went back to reception to advise the wardens of our pitch number. We were then told we had to be on a pitch for a shorter vehicle less than 6.5 metres in length, so we drove round a second time but we ended up being held up by a big argument between a caravanner and a motorhomer who both wanted the same pitch, so the warden got involved and there were a few unhappy campers! We then decided to reverse on pitch 12 and get sorted asap as pitches were being taken up and the pitch length issue was new to us! Once pitched up and connected we noticed our neighbouring motorhome was a European model and was parked with its rear corner on the peg, so we ended up sharing the same external space, very awkward! To summarise... we were on a short non awning pitch sharing a gravel parking space 6m x 3m with another motorhomer next to a noisy pub for £29.50 a night, daylight robbery, to top it all the Wi-fi was useless. We actually tried the pub next door but the food and lager was below standard. The area around the pitch we had was noisy until nearly midnight every night and there were vehicles coming and going at 5:00 AM every morning, also the toilet block is definitely too small for the site with only three loos and three showers for male and female blocks, so you can’t leave things too late as a queue is inevitable. All in all the site is in a good spot to visit Bristol but its cramped, not dog friendly and it’s definitely a noisy area and there’s a lot member tension on site and having outfit doors facing each other on neighbouring pitches doesn’t help, worst CAMC site for us in years, it’s off our list.
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Can’t get enough of this site.

We have visited Baltic Wharf since 1988 and this site still ticks all the boxes for us, our children still come and visit either by staying with us in our motorhome or by visiting by train and boat or train and bus. We either visit the many coffee shops or eating places in and around the city on our electric bikes or by the ferry that stops almost outside the back gate and also a great place for shopping. On one occasion we stayed because it was convenient for the hospital for an annual appointment but sadly on that occasion we lost our eldest dog due to ill health. The site is always welcoming with a floral display on arrival and well maintained shrubs, the hard standing pitches are always clean and tidy with an option to connect to the onsite tv reception from the electric bollards. The wardens Nick and Karen are very friendly and always have time for a five or ten minute chat filling us in with any local activities, the cleanliness of the site including the facilities is a reflection of their hard work and dedication to the club.

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john & tony plus dogs and tortoise

we have stayed at this site many time the warden that are now in charge are very very helpful and do everything they can to make people feel welcome to the site they enjoyed our stay with them and also took the time to see and talk to us about our pets this site is wonderful and the Bristol council should understand that people come far and wide to visit this site and they spend money to help the Bristol economy the loss of this site would be a loss to Bristol and people reading my review should also mention that we all love the site and that we want it to remain as a caravan site for people travelling from this country and from all over Europe many people attend m any of the events held in Bristol and look forward to coming back time and time again the wardens do a marvellous job and they are always very busy please show your appreciation by leaving a review about how lovely these warden are we wish the warden all the very best and we are hoping to get back in next july we have pre-booked some of the weekend we want but are waiting for a few dates to become available id also like to say to the caravan club that on sites which are very popular it would be better if the awning pitches came after the non awning pitches as most people book on what is available as they come onto the site and many times they book an awning pitch and never use an awning this becomes annoying when there are people on the site that would have liked to have had an awning pitch but usually find they are all gone and in a lot of cases people who have booked on to them don't always have awnings so it may be something you may consider on sites which are popular it is in no way the warden fault it is that when people book on line they book the first avialble and in some cases they do not have an awning.

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Amazing stay

We were looking forward to our stay here and weren't disappointed, it was amazing. Yes, the facilities are getting a little tired and need some TLC and there isn't much grass around, but this was more than made up for by the location. A spotless site, with facilities to match and helpful friendly wardens who really knew their patch. Leaving via the city centre to head East was a bit hairy with the road works but it's amazing how people soon move over with a big caravan coming through. A great pub rounf the corner with lovely food and a cracking pint, two minutes off the quayside with so much happening there was also a big plus - to look out of your window and see the masts of the "Matthew 2" passing - awesome. If the council do take this it will be a great loss all round so enjoy whilst you can - we did
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Telephone:
01179 268030

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Please Note: Cumberland Road will be closed between 5am and 2pm on Sunday 15 September 2019 due to the Great Bristol Run. There will be no access to or from the site during this time.