British Beaches

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Hightown Beach

Formby, Sefton

A mainly sandy beach backed by dunes and the small town of Hightown.

Beach Type



Hightown has local pubs and shop

Nature and Wildlife

There is an extensive dune area home to varied flora and fauna.

Water Quality

Not Tested




No dog restriction.

Tourist Information

SOUTHPORT TIC Tourist Information Centre 112 Lord Street Tel: +44 (0) 1704 533333


Nearest town: Formby
County: Sefton
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5232, -3.06353
Postcode: L38 0BU
(postcode is for sat-nav purposes only, and may not represent the actual address of the beach)

Explore more of the area around Formby, Sefton at Explore Britain.


Between Formby and Crosby. signposted off the A565

Public Transport

There is a train station 15 mins walk from the beach.

Nearest Railway Stations

Hightown (Less than half a mile away)
Hall Road (About a mile and a half away)
Formby (Approx. 2 miles away)
Blundellsands & Crosby (Approx. 2 miles away)
Freshfield (Approx. 3 miles away)

Important! Distances are as the crow (or seagull) flies. Road distances may be considerably longer, especially at estuary locations.

Nearby Car Parks

Burbo Bank, Waterloo (Unknown stay).
About 1.9 miles away
Andrews Lane, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 2 miles away
Formby Station, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 2.2 miles away
Sumner Road, Formby (Short stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Raven Meols Hills 1, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Raven Meols Hills 2, Formby (Unknown stay).
About 2.3 miles away
Furness Avenue, Formby (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Ravenmeols Sandhills 3, Formby (Long stay).
About 2.4 miles away
Allengate, Crosby (Long stay).
About 2.6 miles away
Blundellsands and Crosby Station, Liverpool (Unknown stay).
About 2.6 miles away

Accomodation Links

Hotels and Guest Houses in Formby