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Formby Point

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Victoria Road | Freshfield, Formby L37 1LJ, England
+44 1704 878591
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Great day out

We have been a few times great for day out with the kids. Children can run about on the beach and... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
parrycb
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Must see!

Nice beach and dunes, although National Trust charged 6 Pound for parking, but you don't find/get a... read more

Reviewed 23 February 2018
Helmut S
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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 to let children run off some energy. Car parking fee applies.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“red squirrels” (96 reviews)
“national trust” (54 reviews)
“sand dunes” (63 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Victoria Road | Freshfield, Formby L37 1LJ, England
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+44 1704 878591
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"red squirrels"
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"national trust"
in 54 reviews
"sand dunes"
in 63 reviews
"car park"
in 44 reviews
"irish sea"
in 6 reviews
"natural beauty"
in 6 reviews
"squirrel walk"
in 16 reviews
"great beach"
in 13 reviews
"an ice cream van"
in 15 reviews
"miles and miles"
in 4 reviews
"north wales"
in 7 reviews
"lovely place to visit"
in 8 reviews
"nt members"
in 5 reviews
"squirrel reserve"
in 15 reviews
"love coming here"
in 4 reviews
"bank holiday"
in 5 reviews
"bracing walk"
in 5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 days ago

We have been a few times great for day out with the kids. Children can run about on the beach and watch the red squirrels in the woods. You can take a picnic or there is sometimes a food van that sell drinks and snacks...More

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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Nice beach and dunes, although National Trust charged 6 Pound for parking, but you don't find/get a better location nearby.

Thank Helmut S
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Reviewed 21 February 2018 via mobile

Ok feb isn’t the best time to go to the coast. But the sun was shining, so what the hell. Went to see the red squirrels first. They were everywhere! As it was winter, the trees were leafless, so we could see the squirrels running...More

Thank Vernon V
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Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

Have been here a number of times and the peace and tranquillity never fails to amaze me. From the beauty of the pine woods with their red squirrels to the majesty of the sand dunes and the out look over the Irish sea, this place...More

Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Had a wonderful peaceful walk amongst the dunes at Formby Point. wonderful clear sky, rather fresh as there was a breeze blowing of the sea. My daughters dog loved running on the sands and dashing into the waves, chasing the gulls. After walking on the...More

Thank John L
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Reviewed 20 January 2018 via mobile

Have visited several times and it’s always lovely here. Saw plenty of red squirrels. Due to the time of year there were toadstools everywhere! Really beautiful.

Thank Emily W
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Reviewed 11 January 2018 via mobile

New Years Day and this is a cold yet busy place to visit. Parking was in the residential area adjacent but just make sure here that you are not parked on yellow lines - greedy wardens were doing a brisk trade even on Jan 1st....More

Thank Northern_Baggie
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

This is a lovely place to visit for a walk. There are dunes, beach and sea, woods, asparagus fields, ponds, children's play area, red squirrels etc. Quiet areas as well as busier ones. Public toilets and picnic areas, a mobile coffee shop at weekends. Dogs...More

Thank helennw
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

fab view a bit dear on car park but worth it for the dunes and the view. good icecream van there too but prob not there everyday and good to walk back through squirrel park

Thank Adam F
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Reviewed 13 December 2017 via mobile

So lucky to live near this excellent national trust area, lots of great walks and areas of interest. New walks cropping up all the time. Great in all weathers great views

Thank Paul H
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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.
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harleyCheshire
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
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mmc622017
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.
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