Trip Planner:   Europe  /  UK  /  England  /  Merseyside  /  Formby  /  Beaches  /  Formby Beach

Formby Beach, Formby

(4.2/5 based on 360+ reviews on the web)
Formby beach is the location of the first lifeboat station in the UK. Established perhaps as early as 1776 by William Hutchinson, Dock Master for the Liverpool Common Council. It was the first lifeboat station in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world. The foundations of the last of the lifeboat station buildings remain on the beach. The last launch took place in 1916.
With our world travel planner, Formby attractions like Formby Beach can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
Source
Create a full Formby itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Formby

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Merseyside by other users

22 days in United Kingdom, Dublin & Cork BY A USER FROM ARGENTINA July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: July, teens, culture, outdoors, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 12 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA August, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: August, romantic, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 11 days in England BY A USER FROM CANADA August, culture, outdoors, historic sites, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 3 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 18 days in United Kingdom BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM August, popular PREFERENCES: August ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 3 days in Liverpool BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 17 days in England BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: April, culture, romantic, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 20 days in Edinburgh & England BY A USER FROM CANADA June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans
Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • We paid the £6 car charge and parked in the shade of the pine trees. We were given a handy booklet showing various walking trails through the woods to the sand dunes. There is an ice-cream van, inform...  more »
  • Great time together. Parked at national trust site the. Walk to fairly empty beach. Walked south into the dunes and found a good spot. Various exploring routes from there. Lovely sand. Good dunes to c...  more »
  • Excellant , clean beach. I am surprised how clean the sand and water is. Will be making more visits.  more »
Google
  • The best beach around. The sand is amazing and you can get lost in the wooded area. Great day out with kids and pooches
  • Only given 4 stars due to lack of amenities - toilets. Two main entry points, one from National Trust (members free) or from Lighthouse street, which is £4.5 per car. The beach is beautiful with massive sand dunes all around and beach stretching for many miles.
  • Nice beach to visit with the family. The sea is was quite far the beach when we visited so was quite a walk. Also getting from the car to the beach is hard work. Going up a slight hill with beach sand everywhere is hard work. It's the most annoying anything about the whole visit. If you have kids in pushchairs, it is a mission getting to the beach. The car park isn't too expensive but fills up really quickly. If you're visiting and the car park is full then "it's one out, one in" can take a while getting in. However I would suggest parking in the surrounding streets as it's free and not far to from the entrance. However if you take into account the distance from the streets to the beach or would take you a good 20 minutes plus to get there. However is a great walk with kids. There's also designated picnic areas where there's wooden benches to enjoy a small picnic. There's a small and pit to keep the little ones occupied. Overall it's a lovely place to visit apart from the walk up and down the hill.
  • Love it here! We come regularly as our doggies love running up and down the beach and having a swim. Great sand dunes to explore too!
  • Love this beach. Probably the best in the north west. Clean (well as much as can be), amazing sand dunes to explore and red squirrels to see.