The UK's biggest beach clean up and survey

Beachwatch 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. It's also dangerous for people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries. 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!

Every year we compile our annual litter report - we're working on the 2015 one right now.

During the Great Biritsh Beach Clean in 2014 we celebrated 21 years of Beachwatch. 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

Great British Beach Clean

With cleans throughout the year there are loads of opportunities for you to look after your beach. Our flagship national event is the Great British Beach Clean on the third weekend of September (so the next one is 16th - 19th September 2016). Keep an eye out here for more information.


In the meantime, all of our beach clean events are listed here - join in or sign up to run your own!