Formby Beach

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Lifeboat Road
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

Formby Beach

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Adult TicketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    344
  • Very Good
    167
  • Average
    32
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    28

Recent Reviews:

  • Irene W
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Magical
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st October 2019
    What a beautiful place! We were astounded by the landscape here, so much space to walk and such variety, beach, dunes and woods. The information boards and signs were useful but it would be hard to... Read full review
  • happytravelerDurham
    Chester-le-Street, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Disgusting parking charge!!
    1 of 5 stars
    Friday, 1st November 2019
    Went as a family, 5 adults, 1 child and 2 dogs in 3 cars. National Trust wanted £7.50 per car!! For what? A walk on the sand? Needles to say we left and drove along to Crosby beach where parking was... Read full review
  • Peter W
    Merseyside, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful Place
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 4th November 2019
    A great outdoor recreational area with beach,sandhills and woodlands to explore. If you're going by car parking is limited and quite expensive. Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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