Formby Beach

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Lifeboat Road
Formby
Merseyside
L37 1LJ

Tel: +44(0)1704 878591

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
    • Excellent
      362
    • Very Good
      185
    • Average
      34
    • Poor
      28
    • Terrible
      44

    Recent Reviews:

    • Ste H
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Couple
      4 of 5 stars
      Friday, 2nd July 2021
      Beautiful beach and surroundings, lovely sand dunes and forestry near by to explore, had a great time. Read full review
    • The_Gilberts_SAUK
      Warrington, United Kingdom
      Great for walks
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th July 2021
      Huge beach. We spent the day walking along the beach towards Crosby, to see which birds we could spot. We managed a total of 6 miles (there and back). There was plenty of room on the beach, and... Read full review
    • L6141BXsharona
      No disabled access or parking
      2 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 18th July 2021
      Arrived just before 10.45am, wasn’t sure where car park was at first as u drive through a housing estate. On locating the car park, the entrance was blocked off by Merseyside Police. No cars aloud to... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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