Formby Beach

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Lifeboat Road
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

Formby Beach

Guide Prices

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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

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Excellent
    286
  • Very Good
    142
  • Average
    28
  • Poor
    20
  • Terrible
    21

Recent Reviews:

  • centralheatking
    Bristol, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Very Busy most sunny weekends
    3 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th July 2018
    Noted for the vaste open beach and pinewoods with red squirrels Formby has a lot to offer. Parking is limited and often full and queuing by noon at weekends. Visitors tend to stay all day. A visit by... Read full review
  • CharlieHnM
    Lancashire
    Trip type:
    Family
    Over an hour in car park queue - then left
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th July 2018
    Joined the queue for the car park. After over an hour of waiting we had to turn round and leave. Apparently this often happens. Very disappointed as were our grandchildren. So still not seen this... Read full review
  • kc1986622
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Busy
    2 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th July 2018
    Parking is an issue on busy days, the car park was operating a one out one in policy when we were there so parked elsewhere, there is a private car park further down the road which charges £10 so we... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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