Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review

Here’s a quick Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review.

As we were only there one night this is a brief review of what we encountered and why we left early.

This is a small site run by the Caravan Club, sorry Caravan and Motorhome Club. Located in Bristol City itself, it’s really convenient for those who wish easy access to the City. Mainly hardstanding, which a few grass pitches.

Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review

A view of the site

Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review
Site Overview

This is one of the sites that the Club doesn’t own and leases from Bristol City Council. There’s a note on the website regarding advance bookings, as they only have 3 months lease at a time, so in theory it could shut at any time (with 3 month notice I assume)

A very popular site and very hard to book a pitch, we had to keep checking again and again for availability, naturally some people do cancel and you need to get in fast.

Wharf at night view from back of site.

It has good reviews on the Caravan and Motorhome club website, we however, found traffic noise disturbing and managed very little sleep. Now, we are light sleepers and live in a rural location, so I definitely put this down to us, rather than the site being particularly noise. We left earlier than the length of our stay and I explained to the Warden that we just found it too noisy (road wise), We both agreed it was a City location so it’s to be expected, they were very nice and didn’t charge the full stay, only for the night which we left. But, don’t let the noise put you off, we’ve certainly been on worse.

There’s nothing really picturesque about the site itself, which isn’t a criticism, just a fact, it’s exactly what you’d expect for a city site. There is a really nice waterside walk. I would say riverside, but I’m not entirely sure it’s a river, it’s probably a dock. It was certainly bracing in March!

A very nice Pub though about 1 minutes walk The Cottage Inn

The Cottage Inn. Just the one cider if you please

The Cottage Inn is very popular and does a really good range of food, I didn’t try any personally, but what I did smell, smelt good – I know, I’ll never be a food critic.
Some might call it a Gastro-Pub. It does serve a really good cider, although the name escapes me. Before you say anything, I only had one. You could, of course, drink all you wanted as the site is just a 1 minute walk away. I obviously only condone responsible drinking especially when you’re that near that much water…

It’s located right on the wharf and is right next door to the site, looks a fantastic location for the summer. Unfortunately we went in March, so as you can see, the skies were grey, what you can’t see is the biting wind.

Before we left I popped to the nearest shop, just to pick up a few bits for the drive home. I could have walked if I’d have know how near it was. In fact, it would have been quicker if I’d have walked because on the way back I missed to club site turning, it is REALLY easy to miss. Before I knew it I was on a flyover, in a one way system stuck in traffic, in rush hour, with a very fine view of the Clifton Suspension Bridge. I was wondering exactly how I got here in such a small stretch of road and how to get back to the site. I had to use the Sat Nav to get back even though I could almost see the site. Just make sure you approach the site slowly, in case you over shoot…

Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review
Site Access

It was cloudy, what can I say..

Access is a little tricky, as it’s in the City I couldn’t find a route that didn’t go into the City, so there was some time sat in traffic working my way through to the site itself. It’s never fun fighting for space on the road with a double decker bus. The site is on Cumberland Road and as I’ve said, easy to miss.

I generally use a Sat Nav app called Waze, it’s great with traffic but doesn’t know you’re towing a 8 metre shed behind you. Oh, it took my the quickest way alright, left here, right there, down roads that are only just manageable. Some of which caused heated discussions between me and the better half. And all just 1 mile from the site. “Will we ever get there?”

Best to follow the site access details on the CAMC website.

Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review
Number of Pitches

55

Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review
Wardens

Absolutely first class. We find that Wardens can really make or break a trip. Lovely people, friendly and full of advice.

Bristol Baltic Wharf Caravan Site Review
Date Visited

21st March 2018

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