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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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  • One of my favorite things to do when I go to Formby is going to Formby beach. It is always very clean and the beach is huge. It is a sandy beach and on a nice day the views are lovely. You can...  more »
  • Perfect escape from the city we have visited this beach many times as my partner grew up here. Walking along the dunes is idyllic, you can go miles without seeing someone! Highly recommend for dog...  more »

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