One of our favourite things to do is to jump in our camper van and get away for the weekend. A group of us enjoy going away together and this time we headed off for a 2 night stay at the Bath Marina Caravan Park.
Booking the Bath Marina Caravan Park
We initially booked the site online, then our friends booked to stay too. We followed up by telephoning to ensure that are pitches were all together, which was the case when we arrived. Arrival time is between 12 and 10 pm, and departure times are by 12 noon. You can also pay for a late extension which costs £6 if needed.
Welcome and checking in at the Bath Marina Caravan Park
The campsite was easy to find, we drove straight in and pulled up at the roundabout outside the reception area. We were met by a lovely guy with a beard who was very chatty and happy and we even got offered a chocolate, it was a great welcome.
Pitches at the Bath Marina Caravan Park
We booked a large pitch (with awning) over 7.5 meters to 9 meters.
The pitches were all hard standing and large, very well set out with plenty of space. Our pitch was level but some of the pitches weren’t, our friends had to use their ramps to get straight, so make sure you bring some just in case. Our pitch was number 24 which had hook up and if we had wanted a TV aerial.
Have a look around…..
We spent the first evening with our friends at the campsite catching up. We easily found a company online who would deliver Pizza to the site and enjoyed a fun evening playing silly games, enjoying a few beers and generally having a good time!
WiFi at the Bath Marina Caravan Park
We was very impressed with the WiFi here. It was free, fast and easy connected to Bath Wireless. This to date is the best WiFi we have ever had on a campsite. Each device needs it’s own log in but this was not an issue.
Facilities at the Bath Marina and Caravan Park
Reception and shop
The reception area was located at the end of the site by the river. It had a small shop, which stocked basic provisions, and bottles of Gas of various sizes were also available. It was also good to see an AED Defibrillator on the wall outside for use in emergencies (always got the nursey hat on!).
Shower and Toilet facilities
These were kept very clean and were very warm, considering our stay was in the winter. The code for the door was given to you on arrival. The showers were a decent size with a private dry changing area also included. Hair dryers were also available. Behind the first shower block there was also a whirligig washing line for anyone to use.
The toilets were well maintained and toilet paper readily available, which is always a plus! Accessible toilets were available if needed in the second toilet block and the code was available on request.
Water points were at frequent intervals around the site. As we stayed just before Christmas it was an added bonus to see Father Christmas pop by!
Bicycle hire is available with Next Bikes and a Bike station was in the middle of the site. You can rent them 24 hours a day.
Rubbish and Chemical toilet disposal
Two large rubbish disposal areas that were kept clean and tidy. Chemical toilet disposal areas were easy to find and there was also a drive over drain for grey waste by the exit of the site.
Dogs are very welcome at no extra cost as long as they are kept on a lead.
Location of the Bath Marina and Caravan Park
The site is approximately 2 miles from the centre of Bath. Newbridge Park and Ride Bus is about 200 metres walk from the site, and so easy to use.
We used the Park and Ride on the Saturday and it cost £3.00 return. Between Monday and Saturday the first bus leaves at 0615 and the last bus back is at 20.15. Sundays and Bank Holidays the first bus is at 09.30 and the last at 17.15.
Just a short walk from the site and the park and ride is the Boat House Pub. We enjoyed a lovely meal here after our day out, the accessible facilities were good too with a lift available. The food was great and the service excellent. Dogs were also welcome in the pub as long as they were kept on a lead.
You can also walk or cycle into Bath on the towpath along the River Avon which is found just to the left of the reception. Apparently it takes about 40 minutes to walk.
We had a great day out in Bath, it was really festive visiting just before Christmas. In fact we had booked to visit the famous Christmas Market but it had finished the week before, so bad planning on our part!
Bath is full of plenty of eating and drinking opportunities, we found a lovely pub with an open fire called The Huntsman Inn. We came in from the cold and had a few beverages which went down very well. There were some gift stalls still around and we all managed to do a bit of last minute Christmas shopping too!
Getting to the Bath Marina and Caravan Park
Prices at the Bath Marina and Caravan Park
1 x Main Site Large Pitch with Awning £24.00
2 x Adults £20.00
Total for our 2 night stay – £52.80 which we thought was very good value.
We really enjoyed our stay at the Bath Marina Caravan Park, with great facilities and easy access to Bath it is ideal for exploring this area!
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