If you like long rambles, rock pooling or hunting for prehistoric footprints then it’s time to plan your secret escape to Formby Beach.
Formby Beach’s striking dunes and endless golden sands are the perfect place to let off steam. The views of the ships entering the river Mersey estuary are fabulous – and from the top of a dune you may even be able to see as far as the mountains of Cumbria on a clear day.
Site of Special Scientific Interest
Coastal erosion at Formby Beach has revealed a window into prehistory: Footprints from animals who lived 7000 years ago were recently discovered here – including some left by our early ancestors. Look closely and you may just see some yourself!
Formby Red Squirrels
Explore Formby pinewoods adjacent to the beach to see the Formby red squirrels or check out the remnants of the first coast guard station. Take the family, pack a picnic and appreciate the endless sky, peace and general ‘awesomeness’ of this beautiful spot. Very handy for the train station too.
Other beaches to explore in the North
Other activities in this area
How to get here
Nearest train station: Formby
Distance from train station: 1.5 miles, 31 min walk
Lifeboat Road, Formby, Merseyside, L37 1LJ
0151 934 2967
Parking is available and the beach can be accessed via Victoria Road or Lifeboat Road. Toilets at the car park.
Some lifeguard cover in high season. Disabled access to the beach is provided from the car park.