It's rare to get decent "go to the beach" weather in the UK, but when we do I always head to Formby Beach, its peaceful and easy to get to, well away from the hustle of Southport Beach. Plenty of space not to be bothered by people!
On a sunny day I'd advise to get there early, the car park fills up (£5 for the day) though you can park in the surrounding streets for free, but again, soon fills up and it can be a trek to the actual beach.
Facilities wise..well..there are loo's as you go into the car park, small cafe and an ice-cream van in the car park..but that's it! It's up to you to bring what you need..but PLEASE take your rubbish home with you or put in the bin bags provided. Otherwise chill out and enjoy!
Interesting fact, used Christmas trees are planted in the dunes to stop them disintergratng..they turn bright red and are actually quite stunning against the sand (they take the decorations off!)
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