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Formby Point

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Lovely morning walk

We made our way up to Formby Point this morning. It was a nicer day than yesterday but still a bit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Formby, United Kingdom
Red Squirrels

A lovely place to get away from it all and enjoy nature. This is a great place to see red squirrels... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Cheshire, United Kingdom
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“national trust”(67 reviews)
“sand dunes”(71 reviews)
“red squirrels”(106 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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We made our way up to Formby Point this morning. It was a nicer day than yesterday but still a bit windy and the tide was far in. It is a lovely walk and certainly brushed the cobwebs off us! Make sure you take water...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Flamingo14
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A lovely place to get away from it all and enjoy nature. This is a great place to see red squirrels and a variety of other wildlife. The beach and dunes are lovely to take a stroll around. The parking is quite expensive and it...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Serin349
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of our favourite places in the north west. We have two dogs and they think it is brilliant!! Beach, sea, dunes, woodland - what’s not to like if you are a Labrador! From a human perspective this is a lovely place for...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank 581nigelc
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited Formby Point basically to visit the red squirrel reserve for the grandson to take photos we were not disappointed they were very active and great pictures were taken plenty of picnic areas seating a bit sparse but it was school holidays plenty of...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank A3126DLrobertj
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Definitely an experience not to be missed. However, parking in the summer can be a very big problem,with very long waits, and nothing much in the way of facilities

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Autolycus123
Reviewed 13 January 2019

Formby point is a lovely place for all ages. Whether it be to take a lesiurely stroll, read peacefully on a bench or play on the beach with kids it is great. Highly recommend.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 144lydiar
Reviewed 9 January 2019 via mobile

Me and my fiancé visited today to use the spa facilities, we had looked forward to a relaxation day at formby for some time but we were very disappointed with the facilities at the 4 star spa. The jaccusi was broken and had a barrier...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank Kayl_Marie
Reviewed 6 January 2019

It was a dry but dull day during the week but in the school holidays. It was very busy and we spent about 20 minutes queueing to get into the car park, which was £6.50. The real attraction for me was the red squirrel and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Abe110
Reviewed 23 November 2018

great value for NT members you can easily loose track of time walking the beaches and pine forest. spent half a day without noticing. had my first ever view of red squirrels and got within two foot of them and took some great pictures. a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Robin W
Reviewed 18 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
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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 ruthieca | 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.