Avoid the queues by using public transport
Trains, buses, cycling and car sharing - there are plenty of ways to travel to Formby to help beat the queues on those busy days. Plus, you'll be doing your bit to help the environment too.
Travel by train
Formby has great public transport links, especially by train:
Freshfield station is located 1 mile from Victoria Road. Plan your journey here
Formby station is located 1.2 miles from Lifeboat Road. Plan your journey here
On your bike
Cycling is a great way to get to Formby and take in the scenery.
Cycling is allowed on the beach which can be accessed via the boardwalk , close to Lifeboat Road. There’s often a good wide strip of wet sand that works for cycling. Please do check high tides though as this is then underwater.
The Sefton Coast path runs between Lifeboat Road car par and the Beach car park at Victoria Road, it’s cycle friendly and can be also be accessed from Blundell Avenue, it passes behind the sand dunes, through beautiful woodlands and grasslands. This cycle path is part of the 5 mile circular Asparagus cycle route which takes in Formby village. Leaflets of this route are available at our entrance kiosk.
Due to the fragile nature of the landscape we ask that cyclists keep to the designated cycle path, tarmacked roads or beach only. Cycle racks are available next to our entrance kiosk at Victoria Road.
Formby by bus
The F4 Cumfybus Merseyside is a circular bus service that operates in Formby on weekdays.
The closest stop to Victoria Road entrance in Squirrel Green, leaving a 10 minute walk to our woodlands and a 20 minute walk to the beach.
The F3 Cumfybus stops at St Lukes Church Road with access to paths through woodlands and grasslands and access to the beach in about 10 minutes.
For more information visit: https://www.merseytravel.gov.uk/getting-around/timetables/Pages/Bus-Timetable-Search-Results.aspx?route=F1
Share a car to save on traffic (and fuel)
If you're visiting as a group, why not consider sharing a car? Not only will you help shorten our queues on busy days, you'll also get in sooner as a group and be helping the planet too. Plus, you'll save on paying for parking too.