Dundee / Broughty Ferry Big Beach Clean

Kirsty Crawford

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:

    The Esplanade, opposite Barnhill Rock Garden

  • Date and time:

    5 Mar 2023, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Meet at the small parking area off The Esplanade What Three Words exact location: https://w3w.co/comment.shall.utensil There is normally parking at roadside to and further back towards Dundee there is larger carpark with toilets at Mill Street.

  • Capacity:

    40 volunteers - 23 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the The Esplanade, opposite Barnhill Rock Garden beach stretch plotted on it

Join us for a spring clean at the Big Beach Clean in Dundee. Come and join the Marine Conservation Society to conduct a marine litter survey, picking up all the rubbish we can find in various 100m stretchs. This is part of our Beachwatch citizen science project which has been running for 30 years.

All are welcome, children and well-behaved dogs of course too.

Wrap up warm, with sturdy shoes and please do bring any flasks of hot drinks, bottles of water or any snacks. 

To register you will need to create an MCS account in a few simple steps.

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.