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Place Category: Beaches
Formby beach, large area of beach, sand dunes and pine woods.
- Stunning stretch of unspoiled coastline
- Long sandy beaches and attractive pine woods
- Spot one of the rare red squirrels feeding on pine cones
- Search for 5,000-year-old red deer footprints on the beach
Lifeboat Road site: 1½ miles from the town centre; there are three linked unpaved car parks with several routes cascading out in to the sand dunes and woods. The car parks are about 900 yards from the beach.
Victoria Road site: North of Lifeboat Road and is busier due to the red squirrel reserve being here. Parking is available adjacent to the reserve and at the end of the road there is a large unpaved car park for easier beach access, the beach from the car park is about 100 yards.
Dogs are welcome year round but must be kept on a lead due to wildlife.
Formby Beach 7-day Weather Forecast
Light rain on Thursday through next Tuesday, with temperatures bottoming out at 13°C on Sunday.Mostly cloudy throughout the day and breezy until afternoon.Today's Forecast
12->148% 67% 14 mph
7:44 am 6:13 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day.Wednesday, Oct 18th
8->1414% 75% 10 mph
7:46 am 6:11 pmLight rain and breezy starting in the evening.Thursday, Oct 19th
12->1588% 95% 16 mph
7:48 am 6:08 pmRain in the morning and breezy starting in the evening.Friday, Oct 20th
10->1383% 82% 5 mph
7:50 am 6:06 pmDangerously windy and mostly cloudy throughout the day.Saturday, Oct 21st
11->1387% 77% 8 mph
7:51 am 6:04 pmDangerously windy until evening and light rain in the morning.Sunday, Oct 22nd
9->1374% 91% 26 mph
7:53 am 6:02 pmMostly cloudy throughout the day and windy in the morning.Monday, Oct 23rd
12->1675% 67% 16 mph
7:55 am 6:00 pmOvercast throughout the day.Tuesday, Oct 24th
12->1563% 96% 15 mph
7:57 am 5:57 pm
Formby Beach Tide Times
Formby Beach Bathing Water QualityWater samples are taken at regular intervals during the bathing season and at the end of the season the water quality is classified as:
- Excellent: the highest classification meaning the water is cleanest
- Good: generally good water quality
- Sufficient: meets minimum standards
- Poor: You are advised not to swim. The beach will stay open and an action plan should be in place to improve the water quality.
Photos from around the surrounding area