Beach Clean and Survey for Great Dorset Beach Clean & Citizen Science Month with Lyme Litter Pickers

Hannah Bester

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:

    Lyme Regis Front Beach (Sandy Beach)

  • Date and time:

    22 Apr 2023, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Meet at RNLI shop, The Cobb Lyme Regis DT7 3JJ. Please arrive by 11:30 for a short introduction and safety briefing & get ready to take equipment to the beach. Nearby Carpark is Monmouth Beach Carpark- DT7 3JN. There is a charge of £1.50/hour for this carpark

  • Capacity:

    40 volunteers - 26 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Lyme Regis Front Beach (Sandy Beach) beach stretch plotted on it

Join The Marine Conservation Society and Lyme Litter Pickers on a  litter pick and data survey at Lyme Regis as part of the Great Dorset Beach Clean AND in April, which is Citzen Science month. We'll be doing a full survey of litter we find and recording it, as well as taking it away!

Please bring strong, gardening-type gloves, a pen or pencil, hand sanitiser, a litter picker if you have one. 

All these will be available to borrow, but if you can use your own gloves, that's safest (lots of bugs going around!).

Check the weather and dress for the forecast. It’s often colder on the beach, so layer up and wear sturdy, waterproof shoes with grips. Please bring a drink and any medication you need. It is a level walk, approx. 150yards, from the meeting point to the beach. The beach is uneven.

We will be briefing everyone ahead of the clean about staying safe and how to do the survey. If you are showing symptoms of Coronavirus or flu, or live with anyone who is, please stay at home and do not attend the event. In the unlikely event that we must cancel the beach clean, we will contact you by email, so please do check your account the day before.

See you at the beach!

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.