The beach at Formby

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


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Formby Beach Clean

Wed 28 Sep 2016
Sea Life Manchester are running Beach Cleans at National Trust Formby, to help to keep our beach beautiful.

Formby's Footprints Walk

Tue 11 Oct 2016
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

Try Nordic Walking

Fri 14 Oct 2016
Come and try Nordic walking.

Fungi Walk

Sat 15 Oct 2016
A facinating botanical introduction to the wonderful world of fungi at Formby.

Squirrel Fun

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Fun with squirrels!

Make a bird box

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Come and make a bird box with our rangers, to take home with you. Spaces are limited, 6 people per group. Please book early.



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.