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Notice: Due to a power failure we currently have no phones and only limited email access at Formby. The site is still fully open to visitors and all visitor facilities are unaffected.
Glorious beach with dramatic sand dunes, surrounded by sweeping coastal pinewoods.
Red squirrels, natterjacks, prehistoric footprints and miles of coastal walks are just waiting to be discovered - part of Formby's amazing and ever changing landscape.
Enjoy breathtaking sea views or a picnic; head out on a bracing coastal walk or find out about Formby's fascinating coastal history with links to asparagus growing and the early days of aviation.
Whether you want to walk, run or ride there's something for everyone at Formby, the perfect place to get outdoors and active.
Red squirrel population recovering
A research project by the University of Liverpool, which is part funded by the National Trust, has shown that red squirrels at Formby appear to have developed a degree of immunity to the deadly squirrel pox virus.
This research is crucial to the continuing conservation of native red squirrels across the UK.
Become a 'Friend of the Red Squirrels'
This winter at Formby we need your help. We must raise £1,600 to plant half a hectare of mixed conifers and £2,400 for fencing to shield the young trees. These habitats will become homes for future generations of red squirrels. Your support will make a difference.
Visit the Justgiving page or text 'SQRL01' plus amount (for example, £5) to 70070 to donate