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
    335
  • Very Good
    163
  • Average
    31
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    27

Recent Reviews:

  • pinshah
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Excellent place to visit nice beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 5th August 2019
    We visited this place on Saturday it was nice weather beach is really good for kids as well as everyone nice atmosphere when sunny and good place overall Nice sandy beach it’s worth the visit... Read full review
  • RoryMcT
    Trip type:
    Family
    Formby beach/National Trust site
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 6th August 2019
    This is the best beach I've been to by far in the UK up to now. Went with my girlfriend and her 2 kids for a day trip. Lovely setting to arrive to which is a forest which then leads to some sand... Read full review
  • clarejt
    Macclesfield, United Kingdom
    Absolutely breath taking!
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 9th August 2019
    Recently visited for the first time. I was breath taken. This area is truly beautiful. An amazing place to visit with family, just take lots of food and drink, as there is not a shop to be seen for... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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