50th Anniversary Formby

Important notice -

There are very high tides at 11.54am on Saturday 24th, 12.45pm on Sunday 25th and 1.35pm on Monday 26th June. Please be aware that there will be little or no beach available for approximately 2 hours either side of these times.

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


Things to see and do

Things to see and do at Formby

Upcoming events

Big Beach Footprints

Sun 02 Jul 2017
Come and help us to create Giant Footprints on our beach.

National Trust Formby - Past, Present & Future

Wed 05 Jul 2017
Join National Trust Rangers and Formby Civic Society on a journey through National Trust Formby from the past, to the present and into the future.

Rock Free Rock Pooling

Sun 16 Jul 2017
Search for sea shore life in sheltered pools around the famous 'Footprints' silt beds on our beach.

Treasures and Castles

Mon 31 Jul 2017
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

Welly Walk

Thu 03 Aug 2017
Wiggle with the worms as we search the sea edge for jiggly jelly fish and their friends. Wellies or Jellies essential for full exploration! Ideal for 4 to 8 year olds.

Formby Footprints Walk

Wed 13 Sep 2017
Discover the fascinating story of Formby's prehistoric footprints and search for traces on the foreshore with one of our archaeology experts.


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.


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

Visitors on Formby Beach

Formby Coast Open Day 

Join us to share your thoughts about caring for the Formby coast at a special Open Day on Monday 17th July 2017 from 9.30am to 7pm.

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.



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.