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Formby Beach, Formby

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Beach · Nature / Park
Formby beach is the location of the first lifeboat station in the UK. Established perhaps as early as 1776 by William Hutchinson, Dock Master for the Liverpool Common Council. It was the first lifeboat station in the United Kingdom, and possibly the world. The foundations of the last of the lifeboat station buildings remain on the beach. The last launch took place in 1916.
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  • We were lucky to have had a bright, sunny day to enjoy this beautiful National Trust beach. The tide was out and we could easily have spent hours walking the length and depth of it without retracing....  more »
  • Haven’t been here for years but it won’t be long until I go back because it’s lovely. The beach was clean and it’s a really pleasant place for stroll at any time of day.  more »
  • Easily one of the best beaches around. Formby Beach is almost always clean, has lifeguards, is never really too busy and has lots to see during the walk there including red squirrels in the woodland. Features many gorgeous dunes for lots of fun with young children, and a nice long stretch of clean beach for walks with dogs. Evening walks here are the best.
  • The best rural beach I know of. Lovely to walk along in (almost) any weather. A few minutes inland you are in lush woodland with the occasional red squirrel. One day out, two lovely country environments.

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