"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Formby Beach

Formby bathing water is a large, sandy beach with extensive sand dunes between the beach and Formby town. There are multiple access points to the beach via boardwalks across the dunes. The beach has a shallow profile that increasingly drops off towards the sea.

Beach type: sand

Nearest town: Southport

Local authority: Sefton Borough Council

OS Grid Reference: SD268062

Awards

Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Formby Beach

  • Formby Nature Reserve (1m)
  • Formby Red Squirrel Reserve (NT) (Formby Point) (1m)
  • China Butterfly Craft Centre (3m)
  • China Butterfly pottery painting studio and craft shop (3m)
  • Purple Monster Playcentre (5m)
  • Antony Gormleys Another Place (5m)
  • Farmer Teds Farm Park (5m)
  • The Fun Factor (7m)
  • Giggles Gym (7m)
  • British Lawnmower Museum (8m)

Tourist Information

Southport
Tourist Information Centre
112 Lord Street
Merseyside
England
PR8 1NY

Phone 01704 533 333
http://www.visitsouthport.com/

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Sunday 20 August

06:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 14°C
(feels like 11°C)
Wind 4mph, gusting to 5mph.
W
Pressure 1021
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality

09:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 13°C)
Wind 3mph, gusting to 4mph.
W
Pressure 1022
Humidity 68%
UV Index
Air Quality

12:00


Chance of rain 0%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
W
Pressure 1022
Humidity 64%
UV Index
Air Quality

15:00


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 16°C)
Wind 1mph, gusting to 2mph.
N
Pressure 1022
Humidity 63%
UV Index
Air Quality

18:00


Chance of rain 11%
Max temp. 16°C
(feels like 15°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 3mph.
ENE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 69%
UV Index
Air Quality

21:00


Chance of rain 13%
Max temp. 15°C
(feels like 14°C)
Wind 2mph, gusting to 4mph.
ESE
Pressure 1021
Humidity 83%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
Low Tide
04:49 BST
(03:49 GMT)
High Tide
10:38 BST
(09:38 GMT)
Low Tide
17:10 BST
(16:10 GMT)
High Tide
23:01 BST
(22:01 GMT)

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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Tell us what you think about Formby Beach

A beautiful rural sandy beach. backed by dunes and next to a National Trust reserve. Favoured by fishermen and dog walkers with a designated dog exercise zone.

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