is a densely populated coastal county, lots
of people, spirit, humour, lots to see -
from land and air.
is a small coastal town located north of
the main Merseyside urban conurbation. It
is on the west-coast of England, by the
side of the Irish Sea. Formby has a long
sandy beach that extends from its southern
point (called "Formby Point"), past the
Royal Birkdale Golf Course, and along the
coast as far as Southport Pleasure Beach.
Ever-shifting sandhills and a small wood
of mainly pine trees seperate Formby beach
from the arable land beyond it. This beautiful
area is managed by the National Trust who
maintain a car park and basic visitor facilities.
The area is popular with families and nature-lovers
visiting to watch red squirrels in the woods.
Formby is served by the A565 coast road
between Liverpool and Southport. It also
has two railway stations on the Merseyrail
line between Liverpool Central (Railway
Station) and Southport. The stations in
Formby are "Formby" and "Freshfield". Trains
are usually every 15 minutes during the
Other places of interest within a few miles
of Formby include Woodvale (where there
is an airfield), Ainsdale, Halsall, Barton,
Haskayne, Great Altcar, Ince Blundell, Hightown,
and Little Altcar. There are camping, caravanning,
and golf facilities in this area.
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