Sand, sea

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.