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Formby Beach

Victoria Road | Merseyside, Liverpool L37 1LJ, England
1704 878591
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Ranked #55 of 133 attractions in Liverpool
Type: Beaches
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Liverpool
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Being a local I have been visiting this beach for nearly 40 years. Can honestly say it is in the best condition I have known it at the moment. Litter is much reduced/ controlled and the efforts to preserve the dunes are paying off. The sand is perfect and golden unless in a recent tidal zone and is fantastic for... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We visited on a gloriously sunny day so the car park was extremely busy & there was a short wait for cars to come out before we could go in. Parking is free for us as we are National Trust members so I am not sure what the fee is to park. There was lots of people having picnics on... More

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Lancashire
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We often visit this beach - though were a little surprised by the increase in parking... it's now £5.50 which is a little expensive, particularly if you only want to stay for an hour or two. Don't get me wrong, the beach is lovely - particularly on a quiet day with less people around. As other people have observed however,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

The beach is simply stunning. And there were not a lot of people when I came there. A couple of families were having picnic. Other than that, I found tranquility here. I really enjoyed my visit and certainly will go there again!

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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80 reviews 80 reviews
33 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My wife and I have been taking our doggy to Formby about once every 6 weeks for the past 7 years. Living 30mins away by car, arriving early on a weekend morning means you normally get this vast expanse to yourself for a couple of hours. Being NT members we get the parking free and tend to wander through the... More

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Southport, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

There is nothing better than having a walk through pinewoods, sand dunes and the beach. Absolutely stunning. I reccommnd visiting Forby beach to everyone visiting near Southport as it is for everyone: for a solo traveller, a couple, friends and family. The place is clean and beautiful.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I love this beach. Soft, golden sand that - if you haven't seen a beach like this in the UK - you won't actually believe can exist here. Sitting under the dunes, you are sheltered, can snooze in the sun, noone near you even when it is busy. You can take your dog and let him roam without him bugging... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Amazing. Loved or full day there. Just wish there was something in the way of a shop instead of only Ice cream van's. A Must day or for the family

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staffordshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We decided to go to Formby beach as it had given good weather and it was lovely. If you use the national trust car park which is currently £5.50 for the whole day. There are public toliets as you enter the car park. We also saw a coffee van and a burger van, (we didn't sample anything as we bought... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Formby Beach in Sefton near Liverpool is one of the best beach under National Trust. Very clean beach and sandy so children can make sand castles. Our children had a lovely time as we went on a lovely sunny day. This is a best picnic spot to enjoy with family. So relaxing. Definitely we will go again.

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