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Formby Beach, Formby

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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 are NT members so no car parking problems but it seems it really is an issue if you're not. Parked in a great spot with a short walk on a path through the dunes to the beach. I'm sure there are... 
    We are NT members so no car parking problems but it seems it really is an issue if you're not. Parked in a great spot with a short walk on a path through the dunes to the beach. I'm sure there are...  more »
  • Lovely days have been had here with my family. My dog loves it, and it's a superb beach, very clean and well kept. :) 
    Lovely days have been had here with my family. My dog loves it, and it's a superb beach, very clean and well kept. :)  more »
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  • What a lovely day out we had by the beach, it was a bit of a pain for parking but next time we will probably park somewhere in the town and walk down as the scenery was gorgeous. The woods in Formby were amazing too, we saw plenty of red squirrels which are definitely a rare sight to see these days.
  • Free parking with National Trust membership. £7/£8 without for full day. Toilets on the car park. Take food and drink with you as there isn’t anything close by walking. Beautiful dunes, clean well kept beach, dog friendly. Lovely day out!

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