Formby Beach

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Lifeboat Road
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

Formby Beach

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About

Formby Beach is just one of Merseyside's stunning coastal gems. This particular coastal area is undergoing erosion and the tides often reveal prehistoric mud layers. Look closely and you might just see some human and animal footprints! 

The high sand dunes not only offer fantastic fun, but amazing views across the Irish Sea and on a really clear day, the mountains of Cumbria can be seen. There's also picnic areas, waymarked paths to the beach and woods to explore. 

Located this side of the water, it can be easily reached via Merseyrail and is a ideal for a seaside day out with the family. Please stay safe and take notice of beach safety flags and signage and be aware that this beach has no Lifeguard cover.

 

Map & Directions

Road Directions

14 miles north of Liverpool, 2 miles west of Formby and 7 miles south of Southport off A565.

Parking available £4.50 - £6.00 (seasonal).

Public Transport Directions

Northern Line – Formby Station 1 mile.

For local bus services, contact Merseytravel.

TripAdvisor

Tripadvisor

Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Excellent
    357
  • Very Good
    180
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    38

Recent Reviews:

  • misterkemp
    Ripley, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Lovely beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 3rd September 2020
    Great for a relaxing walk, nice clean beach with miles of sand and great views along the coastline, there are pretty much no shops or anything like that close by, and wouldn’t be possible to access... Read full review
  • ineversaid
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely beach, lack of facilities
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    We visited for the first time yesterday afternoon, and parked at Lifeboat beach NT carpark. Got a space no problem, and paid £7.50 by contactless. The price isn’t out of line with other NT sites... Read full review
  • WestMidlandsBears
    United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Beautiful day at Formby beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 20th September 2020
    Beautiful day at this absolutely amazing beach. Stunning sand dunes and lovely wooded area. Parked at National Trust car park for free felt like driving into centre parc’s. Stopped in short stay to... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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