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
  • Travelers Choice 2022
  • Excellent
    371
  • Very Good
    191
  • Average
    35
  • Poor
    29
  • Terrible
    42

Recent Reviews:

  • Arrowmaker15
    Derby, United Kingdom
    Interesting beach and sand dunes
    4 of 5 stars
    Monday, 18th April 2022
    Huge expanse of beach in length and width plus the bonus interesting sand dune formations. However the car parking of £7.50 is a royal rip off. For information toilets are only open until 4pm and on... Read full review
  • LSD1970
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Family
    Brick laden beach
    3 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 4th June 2022
    On arrival, there was a sign saying the car park was closed so had to walk half a mile to beach from where we end up parking. The car park was not full though yet people were definitely still using... Read full review
  • Philip T
    Amazing Beach; Dog Friendly
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 25th June 2022
    Lovely days have been had here with my family. My dog loves it, and it's a superb beach, very clean and well kept. :) Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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