Important notice -

There are very high tides on Friday 12th at 1.41pm and Saturday 13th at 2.26pm. Please be aware that there will be little or no beach available for approx 2 hours either side of the high tide times.

Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.


Things to see and do


What's on 

Upcoming events

Squirrel Fun

Wed 17 Feb 2016
Fun with squirrels!


Fri 19 Feb 2016
Come and try our orienteering course.

Formby's Footprints Walk

Wed 16 Mar 2016
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

Cadbury Easter Hunt

Sat 26 Mar 2016
Show me the way to go Gnome!! Eggsplore our Gnome trails to earn your Cadbury Easter Bunny. Please book on-line as this event usually sells out!!

Ranger Ramble

Sat 16 Apr 2016
Join one of our Rangers for a walk around our site and find out what we do to look after it.

In Search of Formby Asparagus Walk

Sat 14 May 2016
Discover the history of Formby asparagus and find out about how National Trust is helping to keep the asparagus tradition alive.



Our work

High tide at Formby washing a beach marker out and breaking down a fence

Shifting Shores at Formby 

Formby is one of the fastest changing coastlines that National Trust care for. Discover how natural processes shape this landscape and how we work with coastal change through our Shifting Shores work.


Get involved

Rangers in the woodland at Formby

Join the team 

Take a look at current opportunities, the benefits of getting involved and how to become a volunteer.



Children studying the minibeasts they've collected in their bug pots

Education and group visits 

Interested in bringing your school or group to Formby? Follow this link to find out all the information you will need to plan and book a visit.