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
    350
  • Very Good
    170
  • Average
    33
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    36

Recent Reviews:

  • Ashtonian1954
    Wigan, United Kingdom
    Sunny Day Out
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th June 2020
    Been many years since I visited this beach so with sat nav headed there on what has turned out to be the hottest day of the year so far. Firstly be aware that the postcode for both entrances are the... Read full review
  • kz_191
    Trip type:
    Family
    50/50
    2 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th June 2020
    I visited here yesterday on what was the hottest day so far. It’s only the second time I’ve been and I figured it would be busy but not as busy as it actually was. The car parking was horrendous, the... Read full review
  • 127irenef
    Formby, United Kingdom
    Heartbreaking
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th June 2020
    This must be the filthiest beach In The North West. It’s gone from a blue flag Beach ( best rating in BritIain ) to no flag at all. it’s in such a disgusting state at present . WHO (World Health... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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