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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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Excellent
    346
  • Very Good
    169
  • Average
    33
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    29

Recent Reviews:

  • TravelBuddyLIsa
    United Kingdom
    Beautiful Formby Beach!
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 30th December 2019
    We had a great walk on Formby Beach on Christmas day. Beach dunes and play area for children. The beach really is lovely and great for a long relaxing walk. I would highly recommend :) In the... Read full review
  • Otherwiseoccupied
    Chorley, United Kingdom
    This is a beautiful place, but the parking is ridiculous
    3 of 5 stars
    Monday, 6th January 2020
    We went for a walk on Formby beach to blow away the new year cobwebs. This is a place I have visitied many times over the years and it was lovely as ever. Be aware that you need to have £7.50 in... Read full review
  • Andrew-Leakey
    Leigh, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Winter walk
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 18th January 2020
    Further visit to Formby. Nice that formby point car park was quiet. Note they’ve put parking machines in that only accept coins. No good if you don’t have enough change. Beautiful windswept walk on... 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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