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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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  • 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 »
  • Love visiting this place with the dog. Thanks to national trust membership parking is free. Great any time of year  more »
  • 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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  • 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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