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Formby Beach

Victoria Road, Formby L37 1LJ, England
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Great but mostly always busy

A great beach to spend the day at, with a forest to explore but it is usually always busy with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
tomhay1
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Fantastic sand dunes and wonderful woodland

This is such a lovely place to spend a few hours. Great sand dunes beach and red squirrel wood. Our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mandy M
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
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“sand dunes” (99 reviews)
“car park” (76 reviews)
“national trust” (57 reviews)
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Victoria Road, Formby L37 1LJ, England
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"lovely sand"
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"sunny day"
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"plenty of space"
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"main entrance"
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"nature reserve"
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"high tide"
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"ice cream"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

A great beach to spend the day at, with a forest to explore but it is usually always busy with massive queues which puts many people off. Sand is very nice with dunes but it can be a long and muddy walk to the sea.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is such a lovely place to spend a few hours. Great sand dunes beach and red squirrel wood. Our 2nd visit

Thank Mandy M
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Noted for the vaste open beach and pinewoods with red squirrels Formby has a lot to offer. Parking is limited and often full and queuing by noon at weekends. Visitors tend to stay all day. A visit by train is best with a good 15...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Joined the queue for the car park. After over an hour of waiting we had to turn round and leave. Apparently this often happens. Very disappointed as were our grandchildren. So still not seen this beach yet ! PLEASE sort out this parking problem. Tip:...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Parking is an issue on busy days, the car park was operating a one out one in policy when we were there so parked elsewhere, there is a private car park further down the road which charges £10 so we parked up on a road...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

this beach is one of the best we have been to , everything was lovely , i even went in the sea , which i have not done for some years it was clear water and we had such a lovely picnic here with plenty...More

1  Thank linda468
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I visited on Sunday 8th July and just wanted to pass on how disappointed we were. We arrived at about 10am and used the toilet facilities. I was absolutely disgusted with how dirty and how the majority of the toilets in the...More

2  Thank Kimberley S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice day out, beautiful beach and you might be able to see some rare red squirrels on the walk in the woods.

2  Thank Brigitta O
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful surrounding. Great facilities. Very clean despite the amount of footfall. Would definitely recommend

1  Thank Natalie D
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had no problem parking £4.50 and you get a Nat. Trust map on entry. We had read the reviews and so took drinks and some food with us plus footballs, buckets & spades. 8 of us, 3 adults 5 kids - 5 yrs to...More

2  Thank Lesleynumber1
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Nicola S
15 July 2018|
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Response from Fez M | Reviewed this property |
Hi there When I was there, we had dogs running around. I can only assume that it’s allowed
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Debbie-Lea W
9 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
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shaheda7
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.
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