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Formby Beach

Lifeboat Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LJ

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Tel: 0151 934 2967

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Formby Beach

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About

Formby Beach is ideal for families, with a large car park, picnic areas and waymarked paths to the beach, dunes and woods.

The high dunes afford excellent views across the Irish Sea and on clear days after rain, even the mountains of Cumbria can be seen.

The coast here is undergoing erosion and the tides often reveal prehistoric mud layers, some of which contain human and animal footprints. Look out for these the length of Formby Beach from Lifeboat Road northwards of the National Trust property.

The dune slacks are important for the Natterjack Toad, a nationally endangered amphibian. The many different habitats around Lifeboat Road provide homes and food for a wide variety of insects including moths and butterflies and for birds. The woodlands are managed to improve the habitat for our native Red Squirrel. 

Lifeboat Road is an excellent place to start your exploration of Sefton’s Natural Coast. The 150 acre (60ha) site has a wide sandy beach, high dunes, furrowed grassland (former asparagus fields) and a belt of pinewoods.

If you fancy exploring more off the beaten track, a walk to the south through Ravenmeols Sandhills will reward you with wide expanses of dunes, even more beach, pleasant woodlands and relics of past developments.

 

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    TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

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      135
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    Recent Reviews:

    • SJ&DH
      UK
      Trip Type:
      Family
      beautiful beach
      5 of 5 stars
      Friday, 11th May 2018
      We visited Liverpool over the weekend and didn't expect to have nice beach. Nice sandy beach very busy as it was a nice hot day. we had so much fun on the beach There is only 1 toilet by the... Read full review
    • MrsSmithoir
      North West
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Watching the Sunset
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 10th May 2018
      There's nothing better than sitting on top of a sand dune as the sun starts to set. Formby beach is a bit of a walk across the Sand dunes to reach but it's worth it. Read full review
    • Karlton C
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Not bad not good
      3 of 5 stars
      Wednesday, 9th May 2018
      I don’t know I just feel you could not relax here I mean walk your dog yeah but setting up camp here and spending the day would not be in my agenda.. for the price of parking to the walk to sit... Read full review

    Map & Directions

    Road Directions

    Formby beach can be accessed via Victoria Road or Lifeboat Road. Parking is available.

     

    Public Transport Directions

    Northern Line – Formby Station 1 mile.

    For local bus services, contact Merseytravel.

    Awards

    • Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012

    Opening Times

    Open (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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