The beach at Formby

Important notice -

We expect to be very busy over the bank holiday weekend and we expect the car park to be full by lunchtime each day. There will be long queues and delays to get on to site and these will increase once the car park is full.

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


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Rock Free Rock Pooling

Sat 10 Sep 2016
Search for sea shore life in sheltered pools around the famous 'Footprints' silt beds on our beach.

Formby's Footprints Walk

Mon 12 Sep 2016
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

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.

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!



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.