Royal Navy bomb experts have carried out a series of controlled explosions after more than 150 World War Two bombs were found washed up on a beach in west Cumbria.
A one mile cordon was put in place between Drigg and Drigg Point, with the coastguard and Royal Navy sealing off the area.
The beach has now re-opened to the public.
Two stretches of beach on west Cumbria's energy coastline are going under the hammer.
The sands of Flimby and Lowca beaches are believed to be the first UK foreshores to be auctioned off.
The beach land is being sold by Carlisle firm H and H Land and Property, who are acting on behalf of the Workington based Curwen Estate.
A spokesperson from Harrison and Hetherington say that as it is such a unique sale, they are unable to give a guide price.
Dan Bond, the Environment Agency's Water Quality Manager says people should check online before swimming in the sea.
Two beaches in the Border region have been awarded top marks in the Good Beach Guide published today.
Coldingham Bay and St Bees were listed as 'recommended' in the listings, but Doctor Robert Kierle from the Marine Conservation Society says the beaches in Dumfries and Galloway have got worse.
The Good Beach Guide comes out today.
Two beaches in the Border region have been awarded top marks - Coldingham Bay and St Bees were listed as 'recommended'.
However Eyemouth and Sandy Hills beaches failed to pass the Good Beach guidelines which are based on water quality.
All others have been classed as 'mandatory' meaning they reach the required legal minimum for cleanliness.