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Formby Beach

Victoria Road | Merseyside, Liverpool L37 1LJ, England
1704 878591
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Ranked #54 of 133 attractions in Liverpool
Type: Beaches
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surrey
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Just returned from the beautiful sandy Formby Beach...not far from Southport which is very nice. You can actually paddle in the sea..the sand is soft and the dunes very inviting for a lazy day...the weather was hot and had a lovely cooling wind..it took me back to my childhood...the nearest beach is around 50 miles from Surrey so having this... More

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

love beach sand hills and squirrel park take picnic for one of the cheapest days out children love it

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
46 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

I came here regular when I was younger as my best friends grandparents lived local. It is lovely! The beach is well kept and always busy. There is the squirrel nature reserve and woodlands which is well kept and great to see with children.

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Liverpool
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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83 reviews 83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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