Frosty sand dunes during sunrise at Formby

Important notice -

The site is closed for the next few days due to the significant damage caused by Storm Doris which has left a number of our trees in a dangerous condition. Please check our website & social media for updates on when we will reopen.

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


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

The Power of Nature

Wed 08 Mar 2017
Walk with us to consider the effects of the winds, waves and more that have shaped this glorious coast throughout history. Hear about how we work with nature to help conserve the place we love today.

Formby Footprints Walk

Tue 21 Mar 2017
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Sat 15 Apr 2017
Join our egg hunt with a difference!!

Ranger Ramble

Sat 22 Apr 2017
Join one of our Rangers for a walk around our site and find out what we do to look after it.

Treasures and Castles

Thu 01 Jun 2017
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

In Search of Formby Asparagus Walk

Sun 11 Jun 2017
Discover the history of Formby asparagus and find out about how National Trust is helping to keep the asparagus tradition alive.



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.