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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Adult TicketFree

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

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
    346
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    33
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    29

Recent Reviews:

  • TravelBuddyLIsa
    United Kingdom
    Beautiful Formby Beach!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th December 2019
    We had a great walk on Formby Beach on Christmas day. Beach dunes and play area for children. The beach really is lovely and great for a long relaxing walk. I would highly recommend :) In the... Read full review
  • Otherwiseoccupied
    Chorley, United Kingdom
    This is a beautiful place, but the parking is ridiculous
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th January 2020
    We went for a walk on Formby beach to blow away the new year cobwebs. This is a place I have visitied many times over the years and it was lovely as ever. Be aware that you need to have £7.50 in... Read full review
  • Andrew-Leakey
    Leigh, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Winter walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    Further visit to Formby. Nice that formby point car park was quiet. Note they’ve put parking machines in that only accept coins. No good if you don’t have enough change. Beautiful windswept walk on... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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