Formby Favorites

  • sand dunes
    sand dunes
    by sandysmith
  • information kiosk
    information kiosk
    by sandysmith
  • beach and dunes at Formby Point
    beach and dunes at Formby Point
    by sandysmith

Most Recent Favorites in Formby

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Boardwalk

    by sandysmith Written Aug 3, 2003

    Favorite thing: There are boardwalks to the dunes at the end of Victoria Road South, Formby. The beach can be accessed and there is also a viewing platform. The boardwalk is soon covered by sand though - makes for heavy going walking up the dunes!

    Boardwalk to the dunes

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Red Squirrels

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003

    Favorite thing: Formby is now one of the best places in Britain to see the increasingly rare red squirel. The National trust has a nature reserve at Victoria Road, Formby to protect this endangered species.

    National Trust,
    Victoria Road,
    Freshfield,
    Formby,
    Merseyside, L37 1LJ

    Tel: 01704-878591, 01704-874949

    Fondest memory: Well we did manage to see some red squirrels here!

    nature reserve - spot the squirrel
    Related to:
    • National/State Park

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Formby Point

    by sandysmith Written Aug 3, 2003

    Favorite thing: At Formby Point is the largest stretch of undeveloped sand dune system in England which is home to all sorts of animals and plants including Natterjack Toads, Sand lizards and the Dune Hellebore. The beach here is vast - the tide is recedes a very long way in these parts -and the dunes provide warm sand hollows.

    beach and dunes at Formby Point
    Related to:
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Information areas

    by sandysmith Written Aug 3, 2003

    Favorite thing: Both of the beach access points of Victoria Road and Lifeboat Road have Ranger and National Trust information points where you can get free leaflets on the walking and horse trails in the area. Details of the high tides are also posted.

    information kiosk
    Related to:
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Sand Dunes of Formby

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003

    Favorite thing: The sand dunes at Formby are constantly changing - they can move dramatically in stormy weather! Presently the frontal dunes are being worn away by the sea. Approx 4 metres of dunes are lost every year. In 1990 over 15 metres were lost in a single storm!.

    Fondest memory: These are the sand dunes at the end of the Victoria Road section.

    sand dunes
    Related to:
    • Beaches

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    Rural Life

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003

    Fondest memory: Just opposite St Luke's chuch is a newish housing complex done in an old village style - thatched roofs to the houses which surrounded a small village green and pond. It looked really quaint.

    village life

    Was this review helpful?

  • sandysmith's Profile Photo

    St Luke's Church

    by sandysmith Updated Aug 3, 2003

    Fondest memory: On the way back from Lifeboat Road to the train station at Formby we passed the rural parish chuch of St Lukes - a lovely setting for a wedding on a sunny Saturday afternoon in August.

    St Luke's

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Formby

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

21 travelers online now

Comments

Formby Favorites

Reviews and photos of Formby favorites posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Formby sightseeing.

View all Formby hotels