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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
    343
  • Very Good
    166
  • Average
    32
  • Poor
    24
  • Terrible
    27

Recent Reviews:

  • T9247RSangiem
    Trip Type:
    Solo travel
    Simply Amazing
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 26th September 2019
    I went on a rare hot day September 20th it was incredible I should know about this beach before. Perfect for a walk and for relax. Read full review
  • ashton5973
    Trip Type:
    Friends getaway
    Beautiful beach
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 9th October 2019
    Took the dog for his first trip to the beach. Parked on the National Trust car park near the beach. Its beautiful, but at this time of year there was no where to get a drink. I did spot a space on... Read full review
  • Getaway46070951684
    Great day out
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 10th October 2019
    Spent the day at the beach with a friend. Even though we arrived later in the day we were lucky enough to get a parking space but will go earlier next time. 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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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