Formby Beach

Visit Formby Beach

Formby beach on the Sefton coast, offers miles of unspoilt coastline with an abundance of bird and plant life. This beautiful wide sandy beach is backed by grassy dunes and pine woodland. At Formby Beach, you’ll experience a blend of wild dunes and long stretches of huge sand flats. You’ll have plenty of space to relax, unwind and appreciate the natural beauty of the area. While swimming is only recommended at high tide when lifeguards are on duty, the beach offers miles of unspoiled coastline to explore, filled with a diverse range of bird and plant life. Surrounded by ancient coastal pinewoods, the area is home to a variety of British wildlife, including the rare Natterjack toad and sand lizards.

The beach is dog-friendly and well-behaved dogs are also welcome to join you as you wander across the beach and woods.

Look out for the famous neolithic footprints and stone age past that reveal themselves in the sand.

This beach is …

  • A Sandy Beach
  • Great for Nature Lovers
  • RNLI Lifeguared During Holidays
  • Dog Friendly All Year Round

What to see and do

  • Go Surfing

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Places to stay

  • Holiday Cottages

Holiday accommodation near this beach

Have a great day out by the coast

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Getting To Formby Beach

Beach Location


There is a carpark close to the beach

Nearest Train


Taking a trip to the beach. Get there by train or car.

Map of Formby Beach

Explore the UK coastline

beautiful beach on South West England coast

What’s On along the Coast

Throughout the year there are a series of events and festivals taking place along the Coast. Find out What’s On from food festivals to cultural and sporting events.

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Get active on the beach

Find the best beaches for water sports. Learn to kitesurfsurf or sail at schools around the UK. Lessons are available to suit all abilities.

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