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Allonby south beach in west Cumbria has failed a water quality test.
The figures released by Defra show the water quality does not meet the minimum European water quality standard.
It's thought the unusually wet summer has contributed to the problem.
Dan Bond is the Bathing Waters Manager from the Environment Agency, he said:
The figures show that 93% of England's bathing waters met the minimum water quality standard and more than 58% met the high standard. Defra say that bathing water quality in the north west has improved significantly over the last twenty years but add this very wet year shows more needs to be done.
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A beach in west Cumbria has failed to meet water standards. Businesses in Allonby are worried it will mean a drop in visitor numbers.