A woman's body was found on Morecambe beach in South Lancashire on Saturday morning.
Police said the woman was in her early 50s and believed she was on a night out on Friday.
The Lancaster Guardian reports that a large part of the Morecambe Promenade and the central beach has been closed off.
A police spokesperson told the Lancashire Evening Post the woman's death was "unexplained".
The spokesperson added: "We believe she was on a night out last night, so something has happened to her in the early hours of this morning."
The woman has not been named.
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