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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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
    340
  • Very Good
    165
  • Average
    32
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    27

Recent Reviews:

  • 280sammip
    Leek, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Friends getaway
    Amazing Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 8th September 2019
    So we decided to set off early and come to Formby beach- and bring our 3 year old German Shepard for her first beach trip- needless to say she absolutely loved it- we arrived about 8am on a Sunday... Read full review
  • hannahw504
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    One of the best National Trust sites in the North West!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th September 2019
    We visited Formby beach & squirrel reserve mid-week. There is plenty of parking including disabled parking spaces. There are also toilets as well as disabled toilets and baby changing facilities... Read full review
  • R88DPR
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Absolutely Lovely
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 15th September 2019
    We had a very spontaneous trip to Formby beach due to a very uncharacteristic warm day for September the beach was very clean and very picturesque the seawater is also very clean I'm very cold we had... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2019 - 31 December 2019)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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