The UK's biggest beach clean up and survey

Beach clean volunteersBeachwatch is our national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme - helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline. Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. Litter on our beaches is also hazardous to people so we all have a part to play in turning the tide on litter. Join an event or organise your own and be part of the most influential fight against marine litter in the UK!

The results are in!

In September 2014 we celebrated the 21st anniversary of our Beachwatch surveys with a special event - the Great British Beach Clean. A record breaking number of volunteers collected and recorded a whopping 273,747 pieces of litter. Click here to see the results!


Download the beachwatch reports and backing papers

Upcoming events

With beach cleans throughout the year (click on the links above for more info) there are loads of opportunities for you to look after your beach. Our annual national event is the Great British Beach Clean from 18th - 21st September. Our events are listed here - join in or sign up to run your own!