Formby

A view across the Marram and Sea-lyme sand dunes at Formby

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

Things to see and do at Formby

Upcoming events

Formby Footprints Walk

Fri 05 Oct 2018
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.

Fungi Walk

Sat 06 Oct 2018
10:00-13:00
Enjoy a fascinating botanical introduction to the wonderful world of fungi at Formby

Make a bird box

Wed 24 Oct 2018
13:00-14:00
Come and make a bird box with our rangers to take home with you. We will only have 5 of you at a time as you will be using hammers and nails, so you need to book.

Squirrel Fun

Thu 25 Oct 2018
11:00-14:00
Fun with squirrels!

Ranger Ramble

Thu 27 Dec 2018
13:00-15:00
Join one of our Rangers to find out about our site and what we do to look after it
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Our work

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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.

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Get involved

Liter picking on 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.

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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 their bug pots

Activities for Groups 

Interested in bringing your group to Formby? Follow this link to find out what group activities we have available.

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Wildlife

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?

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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.

Shipwreck, Formby coast

Shipwrecks walk at Formby Point 

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