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Formby Point

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We fancied a day at the coast and decided to visit this lovely beach. We had a great walk on the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Beautiful long stretch of beach with undulating sand dunes. Walked along the beach then round... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Stockport, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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“national trust”(64 reviews)
“sand dunes”(68 reviews)
“red squirrels”(99 reviews)
Beautiful and vast stretch of sandy beach north of the city. There are lovely forested walks through a red squirrel reserve along with one of the country's most scientifically important dune collections. A great escape from the city and a good place...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Victoria Road | Freshfield, Formby L37 1LJ, England
+44 1704 878591
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 February 2015

Okay so after reading some of the worst reviews on here I decided to write my own. Okay I do come from Formby but it has annoyed me to no end the comments that the beach has got recently. First off the dunes were man-made...More

13  Thank Scorgie W
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 21 October 2012

imagine trying to explain to a 4 year old that the 'jellyfish' he was poking with a stick was a femidom! also to be found here are: tampon applicators condoms beer cans vodka bottles and all sorts of other crap which gets washed up from...More

7  Thank sean m
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We fancied a day at the coast and decided to visit this lovely beach. We had a great walk on the beach then scrambled through the dunes to walk back through the nature reserve and saw some of the red squirrels. It will be great...More

Thank robnh61
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Beautiful long stretch of beach with undulating sand dunes. Walked along the beach then round through the red squirrel reserve back to the national trust car park. What a great way to spend a couple of hours out in the great outdoors

Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk my dog in some part of this beautiful area every day (along with many other dedicated dog walkers). We are so fortunate to live relatively close to such a vast expanse of varied terrain including beach, sand hills, woodland and open space. A...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely family day out at Formby Point. There are lots of little paths and places to go with great scenery and of course the squirrels. There is a little coffee van and an ice cream van for refreshments but there aren’t any...More

Thank BigMick1983
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful place but the price has doubled since the last time a I came with my horse trailer. Threatening unfriendly signs displayed to horse riders . Will not be using this car park again

Thank lizzyarab2015
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

I decided to take the train up the coast from Liverpool to enjoy the coastal scenery and forestry. A 20 minute train journey from Moorfields station in Liverpool transports you to this affluent commuter town. A 10-15 minute walk from the station leads you to...More

1  Thank HaverfordwestAB
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Only came here to see the Red Squirrels and it did not disappoint, saw at least 6 but they do take some finding, amazing creature which I hope will soon be a common sight in the UK, time will tell.

1  Thank Perek24
Reviewed 4 October 2018 via mobile

One of the most beautiful beaches in the north west but gets very busy in school holidays with it's fair share of Liverpool scallies misbehaving. Most families would be better to carry on up the road a few miles to Southport.

Thank DiscerningGent1
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Formby is a lovely north west town that has two significant draws - a national trust area that is teeming with red squirrels and a sandy beach that extends for miles and is huge when the tide goes out. We visited at the start of...More

1  Thank Mike M
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

As we were staying in Southport for a few days we came here. Very nice and a lovely town close by with charity shops a bonus

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stacey b
24 March 2018|
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Response from Northern_Baggie | Reviewed this property |
About a 20 minute walk. There is a bus that runs from town. Check online for times.
25 February 2018|
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Response from ruthiecad | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are welcome in beach but must be on lead in reserves
8 January 2017|
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Response from Jamojam55 | Reviewed this property |
Don't know we are usually day visitors to Formby. Enjoy their are quiet a few caravan sites in and around this lovely piece of coast/ estuary.