Formby Beach comprises 500 acres of sand dunes, backed by attractive pine woods. The sand dunes were formed as the Crosby Channel gradually silted up and the sea receded.
Sefton Coastal Path runs from Crosby in the south to Crossens (north of Southport) in the north and cuts right through the property. There are rail stations along the route with various points of entry.
National Cycle Route 62 runs within 3 miles of the property at Ainsdale, from here you can follow on-road routes to Formby. Please note, these roads can be busy at times and access to the property is via a busy dual carriageway.
For more information visit Sustrans.
Arriva 48A, Southport to Formby, frequent service. Alight at Cross Green, then 5 minute walk to Formby.
Cumfy Coaches 160/1/4, Formby station to Freshfield station. Alight end of Harrington Road/Victoria Road, then 10 minute walk to Formby.
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Frequent services from Liverpool and Southport stations to Freshfield station, then ½ mile walk, along pavements, to the entrance of Formby, or 1 mile to Formby beach.
For more information visit Transport Direct.
M62 then M57, or M6 then M58. Follow signs for Southport and central attractions (A565), heading north on the dual carriageway. Continue straight over the 1st roundabout (ignoring the sign for Formby). At the traffic lights, which are at a crossroads, take a left into Formby and follow the National Trust brown signs.
From Southport follow the A565, head south on the dual carriageway, turn right at the BP roundabout and then pick up National Trust signs.
Accessed from Victoria Road entrance. Please note this car park gets congested at peak times, property is in close proximity to Freshfield train station. Width restriction 3 yards.
Ordnance Survey maps
Landranger Liverpool 108
Explorer Southport and Chorley 285
What's near Formby Beach
Ellesmere Port Tourist Information Centre Tel: 0151 356 7879