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Formby Beach

Lifeboat Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LJ

Tel: +44(0)345 140 0845

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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.

 

Facilities

Other

  • Relaxed

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    350
  • Very Good
    170
  • Average
    33
  • Poor
    26
  • Terrible
    37

Recent Reviews:

  • Naddie2001
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Horrible scallies from outside the area
    1 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 25th June 2020
    Ive just tried to get home in formby and the volume of traffic from idiots is unbelievable they are brainless rats.The absolute dirty pigs who turn up even though we are ALL supposed to be social... Read full review
  • kz_191
    Trip Type:
    Family
    50/50
    2 of 5 stars
    Friday, 26th June 2020
    I visited here yesterday on what was the hottest day so far. It’s only the second time I’ve been and I figured it would be busy but not as busy as it actually was. The car parking was horrendous, the... Read full review
  • 127irenef
    Formby, United Kingdom
    Heartbreaking
    1 of 5 stars
    Monday, 29th June 2020
    This must be the filthiest beach In The North West. It’s gone from a blue flag Beach ( best rating in BritIain ) to no flag at all. it’s in such a disgusting state at present . WHO (World Health... 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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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