The road to the dunes is called Lifeboat Road due to its association with Britain's first lifeboat station - built at Formby in 1776.The ruins of a later station built in 1809 are still evident on the beach. After more than a 100 years service it was closed in 1918, converted into a tea-room, but demolished in 1965 and burried by the sands.more
Lifeboat Road is a 150 acre nature site in the Formby, situated between Ravenmeols Local nature Rreserve and the National Trust's Formby Point. It has a wide sandy beach and high dunes, furrowed grasslands that were once asparagus fields and a wooded area.Its an ideal place for nature walks and lazing on the beach.more
To reach Formby and have the freedom to walk along the coastal paths, returning from a different point of departure then leave the car at home and take the train.We took the train from our home in West Kirby to Liverpool and changed onto the merseyrail northern line forthe ride to Formby station. If you just want to see the squirrel reserve then...more
The beach may be great to sunbathe on but I wouldn't fancy swimming in the water here - saw lots of jellyfish stranded after the tide had gone out and I really don't like jellyfish :-S
There are bridle paths in the nature reserve as well as paths for walkers, so its not unusual to see horses on the beach too.