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


Things to see and do

Try one of our downloadable walks

Information for horse or dog owners

Help Katie Paterson to create the ‘First there is a Mountain’ artwork at Formby.

First There is a Mountain at Formby 

Help Katie Paterson to create the ‘First There is a Mountain’ artwork at Formby.

Upcoming events

Treasures and Castles

Wed 24 Jul 2019
Explore the shore, from shells to shark eggs, with a beach hunt along the sandy Sefton Coast.

Reading the Landscape

Sat 03 Aug 2019
Discover more about the history and nature at Ravenmeols, whilst learning to look at our landscape in a different way.

Family Footprints at Formby

Mon 05 Aug 2019
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.

Beach Run - Lifeboat Road

Sat 10 Aug 2019
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.

Try Nordic Walking

Fri 20 Sep 2019
Come and try Nordic walking. Get to understand the basics of Nordic Walking with a trained instructor on a healthy walk around our beautiful pinewoods and beach.

Fungi Walk - Lifeboat Road

Sat 05 Oct 2019
Enjoy a fascinating, botanical introduction, to the wonderful world of fungi, at Formby.

Our work

Formby's Dynamic Coastline


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.




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.



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?





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 at Formby 

Find out more about shipwrecks at Formby.