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.

The plans for the redevelopment are now progressing at pace between the Council and the developers which means that notice could be served at any time, giving the Club 6 months before having to vacate the site.

If this happens, we will ensure that all affected members are notified in writing of the requirement to cancel their bookings, giving as much notice as possible to enable them to secure pitches elsewhere.

New bookings are no longer being taken from July 2020 onwards, and bookings for the 2021 season are not being released at this point until we have more certainty on the future of the site.

We are still continuing our search for an alternative location in the Bristol area as we know how popular this location is for our members.

 

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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Probably our final visit to Baltic Wharf

This was our seventh visit to this site. With the City council's plans for redevelopment and the diesel vehicle ban we suppose we have just said our goodbyes. Inevitably the Club has a wasting asset but nevertheless the site is well kept and the facilities in very good nick. All credit to the wardens. We hope an alternative site can be found to provide for further visits to this city.

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Top City Site

This is a lovely city site (so not peaceful! ) clean, tidy and a fabulous welcome it is so sad it will be closing, Bristol are loosing a valuable, unique asset. Tourism brings a lot to the city. Absolutely worth a visit if you can get in before it closes.
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Baltic Wharf - Sitting by the Dock of the Bay

Baltic Wharf site is top of our favourites list, we have been a few times in the past. We stayed on this site for 10 nights over the Christmas and New Year period. Enjoyed ever minute of it, quite, compact site, great wardens, easy to walk into Bristol centre and elsewhere. I run my own media business and spend many hours taking photographs and compiling editorial for various Lifestyle and Tourism magazines where ever I go with the caravan. I am able to travel by foot or cycle many miles around Bristol from the Baltic Wharf site with ease. If you are not good on foot, catch the Ferry out side of the gate and sail down to the city centre and back. Some exciting views along the way. On a relaxing summer day just walk out the dock gate (key required) take your chair, a good book, bottle of wine and sit by the Dock and watch the rest of the world go by. Long may it reign but by the look of things with the council agreeing to a proposal to build 600+ luxury apartments, etc on the site and indicating that building will start later this year, 2020 the signs for Baltic Wharf as a caravan site look rather remote. When the day comes lets hope a replacement site can be just as exciting.
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Fantastic site in Bristol

We stayed at Baltic Wharf over the Christmas period. It is a fantastic site very close to the centre of Bristol (walking distance). Facilities are good with excellent friendly staff. Fingers crossed it is not closed by the council as it will be a great loss to the club.
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Use while lasts

Taken together with childhood visits with caravanning parents I've been coming to this site for over 30 years. One of the funny things about caravanning is people watching and several of the miserly (if creative) reviews on here about moats and toilets show why. The site is great for what it is - a city centre location that's easy to tow into and which benefits from The Cottage and Orchard pubs and which also has stunning views across the water to Clifton, including the illuminated suspension bridge at night. It's not a site for those who want to see beautifully manicured lawns or flowers but it is a well run and functional site. They do have a thing about leaving at 11, and the front gate needs to be unlocked if you arrive back after about 2000hrs. This means stopping on one of the lanes of the road so use your hazards.. Frankly if you're venturing into Bristol and able bodied then leave the car alone, get the ferry across the water, or down into the centre. Or just walk past the amazing collection of museums, cafes and restaurants. After all, it's a caravan site. Not, say, Trump Towers!
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