Formby

A view across the Marram and Sea-lyme sand dunes at Formby

Important notice -

Formby will be very busy over the bank holiday weekend with long traffic queues and waiting time over an hour. We have limited parking at Formby and we strongly advise visitors use public transport this weekend.

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

Things to see and do at Formby

Upcoming events

Seawatch at Lifeboat Road

Fri 01 Jun 2018
12:30-14:30
Join us on the dunes at Lifeboat Road to look out for marine mammals. Bring binoculars and scopes if you have them, we will have a limited number to loan. All ages are welcome.

Family Footprints at Formby

Sun 03 Jun 2018
10:00-12:00
Dip into the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with your younger friends and family. Ideal for 8 to 12 year olds. Booking online is essential.

Formby Footprints Walk

Wed 06 Jun 2018
13:00-16:00
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

Treasures and Castles

Sat 16 Jun 2018
10:00-12:00
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

Wednesday Waders

Wed 20 Jun 2018
10:00-12:00
Explore the sands and shallows at low tide to identify the organisms that thrive in this richly diverse habitat. Thanks to Lancashire Wildlife Trust's Marine Officer who will bring her expertise to this partnership event.

Rock Free Rock Pooling

Sat 04 Aug 2018
10:00-12:00
Search for sea shore life in sheltered pools around the famous 'Footprints' silt beds on our beach.
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Our work

beach formby

The trouble with the rubble - our work 

Ever wondered where the bricks and rubble come from on our beach? The rubble that appears on the beach at National Trust is from the old car park and caravan park that were located in this area before the National Trust started to care for this land.

Sunset at Formby beach

Celebrating 50 years of caring for the Formby coast 

2017 sees the National Trust celebrate 50 years of looking after the coast at Formby. We are now thinking about how we manage and care for this remarkable landscape for the future. Read on to find out what's happening right now.

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.

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Get involved

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Get Involved - the Future of Formby Point 

Welcome to these pages, which aim to keep you updated with what’s happening about the future of Formby Point and how you can get involved.

Sunset at Formby beach

Future of Formby Public Consultation  

Between July and September 2017 the National Trust at Formby invited people to share their thoughts about caring for the coast. The key topics and comments have now been summarised in a report.

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.

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Groups

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Group Bookings Formby 

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.

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Learning

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

Activities for Groups 

Interested in bringing your group to Formby? Follow this link to find out what group activities we have available.

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Wildlife

Peacock butterfly

Moths and butterflies at Formby 

As the temperatures warm up have a look for some of the moths and butterflies that can be found at Formby.

Sand Lizard basking on bare sand

Sand dune wildlife of Formby 

The sand dunes of Formby are home to animals even more rare than our Red Squirrels.

Red Squirrel sitting upright eating a nut on the woodland floor at Formby

Red Squirrels at Formby 

Can you spot one of our Red Squirrels on your visit to Formby?

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History

Formby asparagus spears

The history of asparagus at Formby 

Asparagus: the taste of Spring and Summer. Formby has a long history of producing this British food delicacy.

Shipwreck, Formby coast

Shipwrecks walk at Formby Point 

Guided walks help people find out more about the shipwrecks at Formby Point.