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.

TripAdvisor

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Tripadvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      370
    • Very Good
      186
    • Average
      34
    • Poor
      28
    • Terrible
      42

    Recent Reviews:

    • johnlX4575KF
      Matlock Bath, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Beautiful warm water spotlessly clean sands exceptional ornithologists paradise well worth a visit swimming is wonderful
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 29th August 2021
      A wonderful lead up off the beaten track in an avenue surrounded by larch plantations, ancient sand dunes ripple like the sands of the desert as far as Southport the lead up through the trees to one... Read full review
    • RippledGalaxy
      Birkenhead, United Kingdom
      Beautiful sunset and evening walk.
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 3rd September 2021
      Me and my husband stayed in a nearby hotel and went down in the evening to watch the sun set over Formby beach and it was just stunning, the beach was lovely and clean despite there being quite a few... Read full review
    • stephen p
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Worth a trip
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 9th September 2021
      Haven’t been here for years but it won’t be long until I go back because it’s lovely. The beach was clean and it’s a really pleasant place for stroll at any time of day. Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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