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Gorgeous day out

As a couple who like walking we came to Formby for a walk having been disappointed in Southport... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lorna S
Golborne, United Kingdom
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Nice walk

Amazing beach and walks. National trust area car parking £4.50. Areas to picnic and access to red... read more

Reviewed 14 September 2018
marie m
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Victoria Road, Formby L37 1LJ, England
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have not been to this beach for years we came on a Sunday. The car park near the beach was bad we had to drive through a massive puddle which was deep to get in and then 1/2 of the car park was flooded....More

Thank parrycb
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

As a couple who like walking we came to Formby for a walk having been disappointed in Southport beach previously. There are no comparison’s! Beautiful day. We happened to find the enterance via National Trust pay station which costs £4:50 for parking however as a...More

Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 14 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing beach and walks. National trust area car parking £4.50. Areas to picnic and access to red squirrel area. Beach clean and suitable for people with horses.There was an icecream van but other than that did not see any ither facilities maybe there is further...More

1  Thank marie m
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a wonderful beach made up of mile upon mile of fine sands. On a clear day like it was on this visit, you can see the mountains of North Wales to the south and Blackpool and the mountains of the Lake District to...More

Thank MC_Baz
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. I only type in beach on my Google maps, and it took me right here. Driving here from the M6 is a nightmare, although once you get here you'll definitely be at peace. The beach is absolutely lovely, it's like walking...More

2  Thank Richard B
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Decided to come here for the day with family had a great time, set off looked abit clouded and started spitting as we came through formby which played well no one charging for the car park !!! bonus more ice creams. About lunch the sun...More

Thank chewitt21
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

Love this place especially in the quiet months , great for walking especially up and down the sand dunes , plenty of wildlife to see , highly recommended

Thank ljwesty62
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

The beach was beautiful and huge, so plenty of space for everyone! The squirrel walk next to it was amazing and seeing red squirrels in the wild was an awesome experience. Definitely recommend to anyone

Thank I_like_spoon
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

We went here yesterday and couldn’t get into the car park at 1 pm as it was full up. So we went into Southport and returned at 5 pm. It is now National Trust and they charge £6.50 for parking. There are few facilities as...More

Thank rosiethehv44
Reviewed 6 August 2018

in the sea everyone i was with got attacked by some gross leeches but the sand was amazing i spent hours climbing and riding with the huge sand dunes

Thank Ash K
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Nicola S
16 July 2018|
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Response from Lesleynumber1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the rules are, but there were quite a few dogs running free when we were there.
10 June 2018|
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Response from justmarielouise | Reviewed this property |
Yes, agree with the comments about the tide coming in quickly around 3pm. I saw a few people barbecuing on the beach
25 May 2018|
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Response from Turtle5954 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, not really, most access to the beach is via sand dunes which are not really pram friendly. if you can carry both over the dunes then the beach itself is friendlier.