Boden Boo


I think that we might have found Glasgow’s closest beach yesterday when we visited Boden Boo out in Erskine. It’s one we’ve never been to before yesterday, and hadn’t even heard of before a friend mentioned it the other day.

It’s a river beach – that’s the Clyde we were splashing in, and the Erskine Bridge up above us. Anyway, there are no waves & it’s fresh water in it. My dog loved it because she could drink it the entire time we were there.

The beach is quite small but the sand is nice & it’s not really stony except for a few rocks & boulders lying about.

It was pretty clean too. There was a bit of rubbish under the trees where I’m assuming the cool kids like to sit (there were none there while we we there) but that really didn’t affect our day at all.

The kids had a fab time running around with their buckets & watering cans, paddling in the water and building sandcastles. It was a lovely afternoon out.

Best of all we were home (to the south side) in 17 minutes. In 4.30pm traffic. This must be our closest beach, surely?

The Extra Info

  • This is a big dog walking beach so if you aren’t a fan of the furry fam, take note!
  • This is a river beach, and it’s the River Clyde. The currents can be very strong so please absolutely DO NOT SWIM in the water. We were just in the water to our ankles and that was plenty.

The Location

How to find Boden Boo: The postcode is PA8 6AX. Turn down towards the crisis counselling centre and keep going to the very end. The car park will be on your left. (The car park is small though. Just warning you.)

The Cost

Boden Boo is totally free.

The Verdict

Boden Boo is a nice spot for a picnic by the water. It was pretty clean when we were there, and we all had a great time splashing at the edge of the water and playing in the sand. We really enjoyed it. And it’s honestly so close to Glasgow. For a beach addict like myself this is a huge bonus!

Boden Boo is located at in Erskine. The postcode is PA8 6AX.

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