The beach at Formby

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


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Ranger Ramble

Wed 28 Dec 2016
Join one of our Rangers for a walk around our site and find out what we do to look after it.

Conservation Management Walk

Wed 08 Feb 2017
Join one of our Rangers to explore the challenges we face in managing this very popular, diverse and dynamic place.


Mon 13 Feb 2017
Come and try our orienteering course.

Squirrel Fun

Wed 15 Feb 2017
Fun with squirrels!

The Power of Nature

Wed 08 Mar 2017
Join 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.



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.