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
      370
    • Very Good
      188
    • Average
      34
    • Poor
      29
    • Terrible
      42

    Recent Reviews:

    • Linda_Laleston
      Bridgend, United Kingdom
      Lovely long, sandy beach
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 18th November 2021
      We were lucky to have had a bright, sunny day to enjoy this beautiful National Trust beach. The tide was out and we could easily have spent hours walking the length and depth of it without retracing... Read full review
    • Paul M
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      BLIND KIDS! Ocular Toxocariasis - Pick up your dog POO!!!
      4 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 6th January 2022
      I've been coming to this place for almost 50 years as a child then an adult and now as a parent. The variety of experience is great on the beach both when the tide is in or out and in the woods... Read full review
    • NORTHERNSOUL2013
      Manchester, United Kingdom
      Disturbing,,,,
      2 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 18th January 2022
      We have visited here on several occasions and have had lovely walks. Today though was a little bit disturbing to find for the first time used condoms washed-up on the beach. we walked 3 miles and... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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