Formby is a town located in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England. It is situated on the coast of the Irish Sea, approximately 15 miles north of the city of Liverpool. The town is well-known for its beautiful beaches, sand dunes, and nature reserves.
Formby is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike, who come to enjoy its scenic coastal landscapes, walk along the sandy beaches, and explore the nearby sand dunes. The area is also renowned for its wildlife, especially the red squirrels that inhabit the pine woods in the National Trust’s Formby Pinewoods.
The town has a rich history, with evidence of human settlement dating back to prehistoric times. In more recent history, Formby became a popular residential area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, with the arrival of the railway connecting it to Liverpool and other nearby towns.
Today, Formby remains a desirable place to live and visit, with a mix of natural beauty, recreational opportunities, and a strong sense of community. It is an attractive location for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, providing opportunities for walking, birdwatching, and enjoying the coastal environment.