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Lovely beach

It’s great to walk along the beach (the sea comes up a long way so the sand is good and firm) and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
robnh61
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Beautiful Beach

A beautiful beach to walk along and so close to the great red squirrel reserve. What more could you... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
JanetC2029
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It’s great to walk along the beach (the sea comes up a long way so the sand is good and firm) and soak up the sea air. The dunes and the nature reserve add to the tranquillity.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank robnh61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful beach to walk along and so close to the great red squirrel reserve. What more could you ask for?

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank JanetC2029
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Went here after a walk through freshfields. Was very quiet and managed to sit and relax for a good hour. Worth a visit

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank PureScouse
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Red squirrels and lots of them. What more do you want. You will not be disappointed. Fantastic walking.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank danmY5870PP
Reviewed 20 October 2018

Beautiful vast beach, with sand dunes. National Trust car park, or a 15-20 minute walk from Formby or Freshfield stations.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BeckyC991
Reviewed 23 September 2018

I have not been to this beach for years we came on a Sunday. The car park near the beach was bad we had to drive through a massive puddle which was deep to get in and then 1/2 of the car park was flooded....More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank parrycb
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

As a couple who like walking we came to Formby for a walk having been disappointed in Southport beach previously. There are no comparison’s! Beautiful day. We happened to find the enterance via National Trust pay station which costs £4:50 for parking however as a...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Lorna S
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing beach and walks. National trust area car parking £4.50. Areas to picnic and access to red squirrel area. Beach clean and suitable for people with horses.There was an icecream van but other than that did not see any ither facilities maybe there is further...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank marie m
Reviewed 9 September 2018

This is a wonderful beach made up of mile upon mile of fine sands. On a clear day like it was on this visit, you can see the mountains of North Wales to the south and Blackpool and the mountains of the Lake District to...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank MC_Baz
Reviewed 3 September 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. I only type in beach on my Google maps, and it took me right here. Driving here from the M6 is a nightmare, although once you get here you'll definitely be at peace. The beach is absolutely lovely, it's like walking...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank H5818JBrichard
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Miss_Teach1
25 October 2018|
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Response from MrsSmithoir | Reviewed this property |
Hi, The Beer Station is dog friendly but you can only get drinks and crisps etc, or The Freshfield pub has a dog friendly area and has a full menu. Enjoy
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Miss_Teach1
25 October 2018|
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Response from 798nicid | Reviewed this property |
Yes they are.they have to be on lead around the beach car park
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Nicola S
15 July 2018|
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Response from Lesleynumber1 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what the rules are, but there were quite a few dogs running free when we were there.
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