The road between Silloth and Allonby is still closed while engineers assess the damage after hundreds of tonnes of debris were washed ashore. The coastal route there has been shut since Saturday afternoon.
Sea water in four places in the North West have failed to meet european water quality standards according to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs(DEFRA).
Allonby, Fleetwood, St Annes, Seascale fell below the Bathing Water Directive standards.
Defra says the main sources of pollution are sewage and animal waste washed into water, particularly during rainfall.
Councillor Keith Little spoke to ITV Border about the new cycleway between Allonby and Maryport which completes Hadrian's cycleway.
Local schoolchildren joined the elite wheelchair athlete Simon Lawson at the opening of a new cycleway between Allonby and Maryport in West Cumbria this morning.
Simon told ITV Border that the new track was going to be particularly beneficial for his training and for greater safety for cyclists in the area.
A new £800,000 cycleway will be opened between Allonby and Maryport in West Cumbria later todat.
The 3.7 mile route will complete the entire Hadrian's Cycleway from Ravenglass to Tynemouth.
Two stretches of the region's coastline are to be opened up so walkers can enjoy the views across the Solway Firth and the North Sea.
Natural England has confirmed the routes between Allonby and Whitehaven - and Hartlepool and Sunderland will be part of the England Coastal Path.
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Work has begun on a missing section of coast to coast cycleway in West Cumbria.
The Hadrian's Cycleway runs from Ravenglass to Tyneside and links in to the C2C route to Wearside.
The new four mile section, between Maryport and Allonby, will take cyclists on a safer route alongside the coast road.
Cllr Keith Little, Cumbria County Council.
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:
– Dan Bond, Environment Agency
"Heavy rainfall washes animal wastes from field and causes storm sewage overflows to operate. This contributed to six of the North Wests designated bathing waters failing to meet the mandatory standards under the current Bathing Waters Directive."
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.
A three month consultation into whether a coastal path between Whitehaven and Allonby in west Cumbria should be created ended today.
The 36km stretch would be the first section in North West to be enhanced as part of plans for a path around the English coastline.
Landowners, farmers, businesses and residents took part. Natural England will use the feedback from the consultation to finalise proposals for the new route, which will then be submitted to the Secretary of State for approval.