The beach at Formby

Important notice -

We are experiencing very high tides until Friday 21st October, please be careful and avoid dune cliffs.

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


Things to see and do

Upcoming events

Grazing Grasslands

Sat 22 Oct 2016
Would you like to meet our sheep? Join Rob the Ranger to stroll over to the sheep field.

Squirrel Fun

Wed 26 Oct 2016
Fun with squirrels!

Make a bird box

Thu 27 Oct 2016
Come and make a bird box with our rangers, to take home with you. Spaces are limited, 6 people per group. Please book early.

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.



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.