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Formby Beach, Formby

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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.
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  • A visit to forby beach is a must! The sandy wide open beach goes on for miles. Even with the wintry conditions, the sun made an appearance; beautiful gem of Northern coastline.  more »
  • A visit to Formby Beach is invigorating and uplifting. Watching the many people with their dogs bounding over the endless beach is great to see. Each visit brings a different aspect whether the tide i...  more »
  • Great beach to take the dog for a walk and to have a picnic, great to be out and walk on beach close to home  more »
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  • A fantastic place to just get outside and take the dogs for a walk, they love it here..
  • Good car park next to the beach.
  • Clean and wirh small outdoor gym. 4.5 cost weekend and weekdays in summer. Other times only weekend charge, no weekdays.
  • Lovely beach and walks near too...only down side is no toilets.
  • Part of the national trust, squirrel woods, dunes and beach, great for the younger ones.
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