Cold Knap Beach Clean - Cardiff

Steph Dickson

Join this beach clean to help us stop harmful litter from reaching the ocean and collect vital data that we can use to bring about positive change for our seas.

  • Beach stretch:

    Cold Knap Beach

  • Date and time:

    11 Jul 2024, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    On the beach opposite the Coffi Box cafe. CF62 6YY

  • Capacity:

    40 volunteers - 5 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Cold Knap Beach beach stretch plotted on it

We're looking forward to meeting you at Cold Knap to take part in an impactful morning event! 

Below is the rough schedule for the day:

10:30 Meet on the beach 

10:35 Welcome briefing 

10:45 Start beach clean and litter survey (over 100m stretch)

11:45 Meet back up, collate bags and hand in data

11:50  Beach blitz! Collect as much litter as possible from the rest of the beach

12:20 Litter weigh in and debrief

12:30 Leave beach 

Public toilets are by the car park.

Please wear sensible shoes e.g. trainers, wellingtons, hiking boots and also dress according to the predicted weather conditions. It is useful to have a waterproof coat on hand just in case; sun hats/sun cream may also be required. Please come prepared with re-fillable bottle to remain hydrated throughout the activity, as beach cleaning can be tiring and café’s/shops may not be within close walking distance. All litter picking equipment will be provided by the Marine Conservation Society but we do encourage you to bring your own sturdy gloves, e.g. garden gloves, with you if you have your own. Marine Conservation Society will provide gloves if you don’t have any to bring on the day. Hand sanitizer will be available.

I look forward to meeting you all. 

Beach stretch details

Note about the beach after a beach clean conducted here on 24.04.2022 -

  • There is a steep pebble gradient from the middle of the beach down to the sea - volunteers need to be very careful if they want to go down to this location and it's recommended they wear sensible shoes.

Also worth knowing…

What to bring: We’d recommend you pack a rucksack with a few essentials like sunscreen, waterproofs, hand sanitiser, and perhaps some snacks and a drink (in a reusable bottle, of course).

What to wear: If you're picking up litter with your hands it's worth wearing a strong pair of gloves - like gardening gloves - just to make sure you're protected. Sturdy shoes are a must for protection too.

Under 16s: To comply with our insurance, volunteers under 16 will need to be accompanied by an adult who will be asked to sign a parental / guardian consent form on the day by the beach clean organiser.