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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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    260
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    130
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Recent Reviews:

  • Vicster40
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Chilly and relaxing
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 14th January 2018
    Lovely beach to stroll down any time of year. Easy parking with national trust car park and squirrel forest close by to walk through also Read full review
  • Alan157243
    Skelmersdale, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    great evening walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 7th January 2018
    a long walk getting your bars feet wet is a perfect way to spend an evenving, the red squirrel sanctuary is 2 mins away so you can do both on the same day Read full review
  • Krakow04
    Liverpool, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Perfect sun set viewing!
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 21st December 2017
    Nice and flat beach, not to windy or busy. We went with the dogs, and we watched the sun set ( which was quite spectacular I must add!) definitely going back once the weather gets a bit warmer!! 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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