Inspiration Wednesday – Formby

To coincide with ‘Squirrel Appreciation Day’, today’s #InspirationWednesday is Formby, in Merseyside, which has one of the UK’s largest red squirrel populations! With a gorgeous coast of high sand dunes, greenery and wildlife, Formby is a lovely and relaxing area to live.


You can travel easily from Formby to nearby Southport, a bustling town with lots to do, and a fantastic pier to walk, which stretches out into the sea.


Formby is also a commutable distance from both Liverpool and Manchester. In fact, up to 30% of Formby’s population commute into Liverpool for work, with the area offering much in the way of amenities, leisure facilities and a beautiful environment in which to spend time, but only a moderate amount of industry.


Past and current residents of Formby include Joe Cole, Stephen Gerrard, Brendan Rogers, Alan Shearer and John Parrott (if you like your sport, this is the place to be!).

5 facts about Formby

  • Formby Beach is the location of the first lifeboat station in the UK.
  • On clear days, the mountains of Cumbria can be seen from Formby beach.
  • Prehistoric human and animal footprints have been found in the mud layers under the sea here, when the tide changes!
  • Formby won the ‘Quality Coast Award’ in 2012.
  • The National Trust site at Formby is the perfect spot from which to spot the areas famous coastal pinewoods, red squirrels and natterjack toads (surprisingly cute for toads!).
  • Formby property

    This two bedroom house on York Road is a great choice for one person or a couple. With simply decorated rooms,  you can definitely put your own stamp on this home and the beautiful decoration of the flat, currently, shows it off to its full potential. With modern fixtures and fittings, the home is a steal!




    This three bedroom semi-detached house in Formby is a lovely home. There is a large lounge, a great breakfast counter which breaks up the kitchen/dining room and a conservatory, making the home light, bright and airy.




    This stunning five bedroom property on College Avenue is a great family home. With loads of space, an in-house cinema, walk-in wardrobe and a garden perfect for a BBQ, you’ve got it all. We love the addition of the kid’s play area in the garden too!



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