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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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  • August 19, 2017
    We went around 6pm, one windy august evening. The beach is well signposted from the main roads, and there is a large car park divided into at least 3 separate areas, which is free, so parking was hass...  more »
  • August 18, 2017
    Love visiting this place with the dog. Thanks to national trust membership parking is free. Great any time of year  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    First visit here today after looking through our National Trust handbook for inspiration for a day out. Only just over an hours drive from home so I really can't believe we haven't been years before. ...  more »
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  • So Formby Beach, we go back a long way. I first learnt how to poo in the sea here. I went back during the recent heatwave, purpose of the trip - to feed the saltwater fish. I got stuck in traffic on the way and ended up devouring the food intended for them (small Hovis best of both) on the way over. The fish went hungry but I didn't. So full of bread and with energy to burn I ran round the beach and with the tide out there were plenty of sand castles being built slash already built. Managed to kick and knock over 4 in the space of 30 seconds and got chased back to my car by an angry widow. Weather was great, parking was close to amenities, with large spaces. Would certainly recommend.
  • Don't no which part some of these posts were but it is a beautiful, very peaceful, unspoilt beach. £4:50 for car parking, café and toilets at the entrance to the forest walk, so take a picnic. So, so quiet and calming just what we all need just now
  • You have to pay £6 pound to park your car and when you get to the beach it's covered in hundreds of bricks and concrete rubble.. ..Fact is the National Trust are taking peoples hard earned money and carn't be bothered to clean the beach up... Everyone I spoke to were all asking the same question and that is... "Where is all the entrance money going because clearly it's NOT being used to clean up the hundreds of bricks and rubble scattered on the beach" ... Scandalous.
  • Beautiful woodland walks, Spain like beach and dunes, free parking just 2mins outside. 😁😁😁
  • No proper parking facilities, no shops restaurants, no toilet facilities, no proper signs, the walk to the beach via bushes appeared so spooky and unsafe. But once you reach the beach it is lovely

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