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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.
- Certificate of Excellence 2016
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:
- Very Good109
- bettykehoeWexfordTrip Type:CouplesDunes and woodsSaturday, 25th March 2017This is a lovely area to spend a few hours. There is a lovely pine woodland leading on to the dunes. A trip up the sand dunes is a great workout and finally down on to the beach where you can walk... Read full review
- Jamojam55Manchester, United KingdomTrip Type:CouplesFootprints in the sandMonday, 13th March 2017What pleasant stroll along the beach from the Squirrel reserve and through the reserve back from Lifeboat Road. Found a potential prehistoric footprint. Weather pleasant for this time of year... Read full review
- Mark AManchester, United KingdomTrip Type:FamilySuperbSunday, 5th March 2017Lovely walk along the beach today walked for a couple of miles letting the dog frolic in the sea before doubling back and climbing the dunes! Read full review
Map & 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.
- Beach Awards Quality Coast Award 2012
|Open (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)|