50th Anniversary Formby

Important notice -

Unfortunately palm oil has appeared on the beach at Formby. Our Rangers are currently out clearing as much as possible. It is poisonous to dogs, please take extra care when walking them and take them to the vets straight away if they ingest any.

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

More about this place

Things to see and do at Formby

Upcoming events

White Solstice Workshops

Sat 16 Dec 2017
You can be part of the White Solstice event by taking part in one of our free creative workshops. The workshops will take place at the National Trust, Formby during November and December.

White Solstice

Thu 21 Dec 2017
National Trust Formby and Sefton Libraries have commissioned artist Laurence Payot to create a magical installation and performance event for the Winter Solstice.

Ranger Ramble

Wed 27 Dec 2017
Join one of our Ranger Team for a post festive ramble.


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?


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.


Get involved

Future Formby

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.



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.



beach formby

The trouble with the rubble 

Have you ever wondered why there are so many bricks and other types of rubble on the beach near the Victoria Road carpark at Formby? Find out more about the history of the rubble and how the National Trust manages it

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.