Formby

Important notice -

Victoria road beach car remains closed for ongoing work. Lifeboat road car park remains open.

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

Formby

Things to see and do

Try one of our downloadable walks

Information for horse or dog owners

Upcoming events

Beach Run

Sat 30 Mar 2019
10:00-11:00
Whether you need motivation to get started, want to push yourself or just explore, our Beach Run is a great way to reach your goals. Join us for a 5km run to stretch your body and relax your mind.

Reading the Landscape

Tue 02 Apr 2019
10:00-12:00
Discover more about the history and nature at Ravenmeols, whilst learning to look at our landscape in a different way.

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation - Spring Trail

Sat 06 Apr 2019
10:00-15:00
Join Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation for their Spring Trail this Easter at National Trust Formby.

Family Footprints at Formby

Wed 10 Apr 2019
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.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 20 Apr 2019
11:00-15:00
Fascinate the senses. Join our Easter Egg Hunt from Lifeboat Rd or Victoria Rd to look, listen, touch, taste and smell the captivating nature of Formby coast. We’ll have little and long hunts. Please book a timed session online.

Formby Footprints Walk

Fri 26 Apr 2019
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.
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Our work

Formby's Dynamic Coastline

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Get involved

Clearing litter off Formby beach

Play your part in a litter-free Formby 

Litter is a growing problem here at Formby, we see all sorts of items left on our site from barbecues to gazebos - keeping the coastline clean is a constant battle. Take a look at how you can get involved to help us keep Formby litter free.

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.

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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Access For Groups 

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 bug pots

Activity Kits 

Are you interested in learning at Formby and the Activities we have available? Follow this link to find out more about Education activities at Formby.

Shipwreck walk at Formby Point

Guided sessions 

Interested in a guided session at Formby?

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Wildlife

 Dark green fritillary

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.

Prehistoric human footprint Formby

Search for prehistoric footprints 

Out in the mud and sand on Formby beach are the footprints of people and animals who lived here thousands of years ago. Search for them and connect with Formby's prehistoric past.

Shipwreck, Formby coast

Shipwrecks walk at Formby Point 

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