Formby Beach

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Lifeboat Road
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

A shot of the beach taken from grassy and sandy dunes. There are two walkers on the beach. The tide is out far and blends with the blue sky.

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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.

 

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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.

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Travelers Choice 2020
  • Excellent
    360
  • Very Good
    182
  • Average
    34
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    40

Recent Reviews:

  • 241simonc
    Birkenhead, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Extortion
    2 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 24th November 2020
    Visited the dune at formby and freshfields for thirty years now. Decided to park at the reserve, told the dune car park would be closed at 3 and the woodland c/Park would be open till later. So I... Read full review
  • dogman3003
    Trip type:
    Solo travel
    Come back Sefton Council Please !!!!!!!
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 24th December 2020
    I’ve walked the dogs at the beach there for over 20 years before and after work. Best place ever for a walk regardless of the weather and the dogs love it. Since the NT took over the general running... Read full review
  • Doraexplorah
    Cheshire, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Excellent facilities and felt safe
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th April 2021
    Plenty of space to get out enjoy nature and fresh air during Covid restrictions. Felt exhilarated after climbing up the dunes. Ideal for dogs to have a good run on the beach and in the sea. Car park... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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