Beaches in Formby, Merseyside

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The beach guide has 4 beaches listed in and around the town of Formby. We have arranged these beaches in order of closest to the town first (distance in brackets).

  • Hightown Beach (2.4 miles)

    Hightown © Sue Adair | BY-SA

    The small town of Hightown lies on the Formby coastline between Liverpool and Southport. The undeveloped area of sand and shingle beach, backed by an extensive system of dunes, between Blundellsands and the River Alt estuary is used by ramblers and dog walkers. There are no dog restrictions and the Sefton Coastal Path passes the…

  • Victoria Road Beach (1.6 miles)

    Victoria Road © Raymond Knapman | BY-SA

    The lovely, rural beach at Victoria Road forms part of the vast expanse of sand which makes up Formby Beach. This wide, flat beach is backed by a large area of protected dunes and wooded much of which is a National Trust Reserve. This means the pay-for parking at the Victoria Road end of the…

  • Formby Beach (1.8 miles)

    Formby © Cat_collector | BY-SA

    Formby beach is a spacious stretch of beach backed by extensive sand dunes giving it a much more rural feel than its neighbours. Beyond the dunes are sweeping coastal pinewoods which are home to the red squirrels.

    Considering its position between Liverpool and Southport Formby beach surprisingly manages to retain much of its wild feel. Hopefully…

  • Formby - Lifeboat Road Beach (1.8 miles)

    Formby - Lifeboat Road © Gary Rogers | BY-SA

    Visitors to Formby Beach will be rewarded with a vast expanse of clean golden sand, backed by extensive grassy dunes and wooded areas.  This is a popular destination which is easily accessed from Liverpool.

    The flat sand is suitable for playing beach games, building sandcastles and sunbathing. Walkers will find plenty of footpaths in the dunes…

Formby beaches map

Map featuring Formby beaches. Click on pins to view beach details