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
    • Excellent
      373
    • Very Good
      191
    • Average
      36
    • Poor
      31
    • Terrible
      46

    Recent Reviews:

    • 667emmab667
      Bury, England, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Family
      Beautiful beach
      5 of 5 stars
      Tuesday, 23rd August 2022
      Beautiful beach just next to the woods (we didn’t see a squirrel, apparently early morning or evening is best) but lovely walk anyway. £7 to park or free if you’re National Trust members. However... Read full review
    • Trehwfa38
      Sandbach, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Couples
      Visit on a very hot day
      2 of 5 stars
      Monday, 12th September 2022
      Visited on a very hot Saturday in August. Arrived at 8:30 am. Car Park is owned by National Trust so as we were members no car park fee to pay. Toilets are at the entrance driveway, 15 minute walk... Read full review
    • MrAthertonyear6
      Trip type:
      Family
      Amazing experience by Annie age 10
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 16th September 2022
      The place that I am reviewing is Formby Beach. I visited there last week and I thought it was absolutely amazing. Formby Beach is amazing. It’s got everything the best beach could have, like lots... Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2022 - 31 December 2022)

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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