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.

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  • Certificate of Excellence 2018

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    151
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    28
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Recent Reviews:

  • JanetC2029
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Beautiful Beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Friday, 16th November 2018
    A beautiful beach to walk along and so close to the great red squirrel reserve. What more could you ask for? Read full review
  • robnh61
    Stockport, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Lovely beach
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th November 2018
    It’s great to walk along the beach (the sea comes up a long way so the sand is good and firm) and soak up the sea air. The dunes and the nature reserve add to the tranquillity. Read full review
  • Carole P
    Redditch
    Trip type:
    Family
    Great British Beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 11th December 2018
    If you have children, or dogs, this is a great beach to go walking or playing in the sand dunes. It's generally quite a distance to the sea and therefore, in my opinion, safe for children to have a... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2018 - 31 December 2018)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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