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Formby Beach

Southport, Sefton

A beautiful rural sandy beach. backed by dunes and next to a National Trust reserve. Favoured by fishermen and dog walkers with a designated dog exercise zone.

Beach Type



Local village
Disabled access



Nature and Wildlife

Local National Trust reserve with red squirrel population. neolithic remains

Water Quality





Dogs exercise area.

Tourist Information

LIVERPOOL TIC Tourist Information Centre Queen Square Building Roe Street Tel: +44 (0) 151 707 0986


Nearest town: Southport
County: Sefton
Latitude/Longitude: 53.548, -3.10491
Postcode: L37 2EJ
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around , Sefton at Explore Britain.


Off the A565. 7 miles from southport

Public Transport

Local railway station is a mile from Formby beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Formby (About a mile and a half away)
Freshfield (Approx. 2 miles away)
Hightown (Approx. 2 miles away)
Hall Road (Approx. 4 miles away)
Ainsdale (Approx. 4 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.


Parking available - charges apply

Nearby Car Parks

Raven Meols Hills 1, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Ravenmeols Sandhills 3, Formby (Long stay).
About 0.4 miles away
Raven Meols Hills 2, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 0.5 miles away
Formby Dunes, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Wicks Green, Freshfield (Unknown stay).
About 1.3 miles away
Andrews Lane, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 1.4 miles away
Formby Station, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 1.5 miles away
Freshfield Station, Southport (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Sumner Road, Formby (Short stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Furness Avenue, Formby (Long stay).
About 1.9 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Southport