Maryport Boardwalk

Closed 6 Aug 2023

Opened 24 Jul 2023


The Boardwalk is the latest regeneration project to begin in Maryport and is a small but key part of the projects which are happening there.

This new stretch of pathway being created by Cumberland Council will join the town’s promenade and harbourside crossing the sandy area known locally as La’al Harbour.

It will help link Christ Church, which will be the new location for the Maritime Museum, and the new Shipping Brow Gallery, along with the Wave centre and new proposals being developed with the aim of revitalising the promenade and the harbourside.

It will also nicely tie the harbour to the Hadrian’s Cycleway and complement other cosmetic work going on in the town centre, like the Shopfront Scheme and the Paint the Town initiative.

It will be made of a very strong glass reinforced plastic material with a honeycomb structure so water won’t pool on it. Structural engineers have designed it to be non-slip and it will be located above the tideline so will not be affected by the seawater unless there are very high tides.

Five colours are on offer – each of them widely available in case of future maintenance, and to ensure they are the most cost-effective for the Council. The main strip of pathway will be edged in a different material for safety reasons to make it stand out from the surrounding sands.

The five colours are ‘green’, ‘teak’, ‘sand’ ‘light grey’ and ‘dark grey’ and members of the public are being invited to vote for their favourite

Why your views matter

We want you to help us choose the right colour for the boardwalk. 

Before you continue, take a look at the five possible options in the documents below. These are artists impressions of how the boardwalk could look. 


  • All residents


  • Economic regeneration