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
    349
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    33
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    29

Recent Reviews:

  • Normski17
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Always attractive
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 16th March 2020
    Excellent to walk along the beach for an hour or so.Hope the coastline is not hit by more storms and that the NT is able to repair the boardwalk by the Lifeboat Road car park to facilitate access for... Read full review
  • MottleyJ
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    Trip type:
    Couples
    Gorgeous scenery!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 22nd March 2020
    Perfect escape from the city we have visited this beach many times as my partner grew up here. Walking along the dunes is idyllic, you can go miles without seeing someone! Highly recommend for dog... Read full review
  • travelwithchar17
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    One of my favorite beaches in the UK
    5 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 7th April 2020
    One of my favorite things to do when I go to Formby is going to Formby beach. It is always very clean and the beach is huge. It is a sandy beach and on a nice day the views are lovely. You can... Read full review

Opening Times

Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

Awards

  • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

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