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:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    326
  • Very Good
    160
  • Average
    30
  • Poor
    23
  • Terrible
    25

Recent Reviews:

  • rotelharp
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 27th May 2019
    Beautiful coastline which is easy to walk to from the NT car park. It wasn’t too busy when we visited but imagine it does get busy during the summer. We didn’t have to queue long to enter but as we... Read full review
  • kevinhS6051VB
    Halesowen, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Great unspoilt beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 31st May 2019
    We love this beach for a few reasons; It's long, uncrowded, great for walking along fab dunes and great surrounding woodland. The sea view appears from nowhere after walking through the woods via... Read full review
  • emilyv2207
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Squirrels and Beaches
    3 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 5th June 2019
    I've love d Formby Beach ever since I was young and it was amazing to go back and visit again. The facilities are kept beautifully clean and nature at its finest. Great picnic area and full of... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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