Formby is a civil parish and town in the Metropolitan Borough of Sefton, Merseyside, England, which had a population of 22,419 at the 2011 Census.
Historically in Lancashire, three manors are recorded in the Domesday Book under "Fornebei", Halsall, Walton and Poynton. Cockle raking and shrimp fishing lasted into the 19th century. By 1872, the township and sub-district were made up of two chapelries (St. Peter and St. Luke), Birkdale township, the hamlets of Ainsdale and Raven-Meols and Altcar parish. Formby was built on the plain adjoining the Irish Sea coast a few miles north of the Crosby channel.
A commuter town for Liverpool, it is also a popular tourist destination in the summer months, with day trippers attracted to its beaches, sand dunes and wildlife, particularly the endangered red squirrel and the natterjack toad. The area is conserved by the National Trust and designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest.
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