Bath Marina and Caravan Park Review

Bath Caravan and Camping

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.

Bath Marina and Caravan Park

Paul and Carole – Road Trip!

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Looking towards our pitch from the 1st shower block

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Pitch 24 – in the centre of the photo

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!

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Camping fun with great friends!

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!).

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Reception

Shower and Toilet facilities

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Shower block and drive over grey water drain

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Showers

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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

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!

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Water supply

Bike Hire

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

nextbike in Bath

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Waste and bin area

Animals

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Park and Ride

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Canal boats on the River Avon

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.

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Canal boats on the River Avon

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 Marina Caravan Park

Festive Fun!

Bath Marina Caravan Park

The Girls!

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!

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Pub time!

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Bath Abbey

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

VAT £8.80

Total for our 2 night stay – £52.80 which we thought was very good value.

Verdict

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!

Bath Marina Caravan Park

Bath Abbey

Have you stayed at the Bath Marina and Caravan Park? Is there anything you would like to add? We would love to hear your comments below.

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40 Responses to Bath Marina and Caravan Park Review

  1. We have yet to try a camper van but it is definitely something we plan to do! Rather jealous as I would love to own one – I have a few trips around Australia planned in one!! (Hiring though i think!)
    I love Bath too isn’t it a marvellous city?
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  2. Great information on the Bath Marina and Caravan Park. I like that it was close enough to ride your bike into Bath. Wished the Christmas Market was opened for you as I would love to plan my visit there then. I think a trip to Europe again for Christmas and visit places like this is on my bucket -list. I pinned this for later. Thanks for Sharing 🙂

    • Thanks for your comment. That was bad planning on our part missing the market as presumed it would lead up to Christmas, but alas that was not the case! Thanks for pinning too!

  3. Anna says:

    How fun!! Definitely a different and more freeing experience than the typical hotel. Pizza delivery, some drink, and games sounds like the perfect day to me. 🙂 And how convenient that you can just cycle into Bath for a day of fun and pubs!

  4. Garth says:

    Looks like great fun! Me and Phil would love to have a go in a camper van one day, We used to talk about them on road trips in California, as we passed so many. But why not try one in Blighty? Hoping to get to Bath this year too. Thanks for sharing your story guys.
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    • We love our trips away in our camper van, and one day we want to spend a couple of months going around the UK coast. We really enjoy the outside living and the simplicity that goes with it. Thanks for reading.

  5. SamH Travels says:

    I love that part of England and I agree, the price is great value! It’s nice the freedom of a camper van and cycling into Bath for the day was definitely a bonus! Good review and lovely to see you had a great time ! 🙂

  6. I love that you review Caravan/Campervan Sites! Do you know if there is an app to search and post reviews for the UK area? In New Zealand we used both Rankers NZ and Campermate apps to find campsites, gas stations, and dump stations.
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  7. Great review with lots of useful information.
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  8. Lisa says:

    Looks like loads of fun. I have only done one camper /RV trip through Alaska. Would love to visit Bath area looks like plenty of things to keep you busy. Will pin for future visit, thanks!

  9. Barry says:

    Looks like a great place. I’ve done plenty of camping around the UK and the facilities at the sites are pretty good. Having Wi-Fi is always handy too.
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  10. We love caravan holidays, they are always so much fun! We have been lucky enough to find pizza delivery places as well which is great if you want a cheat night and can’t be bothered to move 😀 Bath is such a lovely place to walk around and it’s a shame that the Christmas markets had finished just before you arrived – you will just have to return again next year 😀 #feetdotravel

    • Thats right we will have to return and make sure we get the dates right! We love being away in our camper, just a shame in the UK you can’t guarantee the weather. Thanks for your comment.

  11. Travel Lexx says:

    Sound like you guys had a great time at the caravan park and managed to explore a fair bit of Bath too! Have never thought about staying in a caravan park in the UK but it sounds like it was great fun!

  12. Great review! Looks like an awesome place. Thanks for sharing! 🙂
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  13. James Smith says:

    Wow, you have included every detail on the Bath Marina Caravan Park! Thanks for including photos, if I go I know exactly what to expect and how much I’d have to pay!

  14. Shona says:

    Sounds like a great spot & thanks for all the useful info!

  15. Kreete says:

    At first I was like, wait a minute.. Do people camp in England too? Haha! So used to everyone camping and staying in caravan parks here in Oz, but it’s warm in here! The photos show what the weather is like over there perfectly haha! Can’t believe you had to pay for the site and then £20 for two people? To me that’s a rip off haha! How beautiful is Bath though! I am glad you had a great time!
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    • Yes your weather is a little better than ours lol! Unfortunately in the UK that is the going rate for camping particularly at a premium site such as city centres, we get used to paying it. Would love to camp around Australia another thing to add to our to do list!

  16. Clair Kelly says:

    Looks like you had a fab time. Im heading to Bath in April so would love to read more of your stuff!

  17. David says:

    It’s been a while since I last went camping in a caravan so I’m really impressed by the facilities you had, even wifi! Sounds like a relaxing trip and Bath doesn’t look too shabby either. Neat!

  18. Nice post. I borrowed my friend’s 1985 left-hand drive winnebago lesharo in 2012 and toured the Scottish Highlands with it for ten days – loved it! I’m from Scotland and I’ve lived and worked (traveled) all over the world, and that campervan holiday was one of my most memorable holidays ever. Nice post

  19. My kids have always wanted to do a caravan trip. It never even crossed my mind to try it when we were driving around England. Now that I’ve read your review, it sounds like it would have been an excellent option during our Bath stay.

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