Marine Conservation Society x Dorset Tea beach clean

Mary Hayman

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:

    Freshwater Steps

  • Date and time:

    7 Oct 2023, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    On the beach opposite the hardstanding area next to Swanage Tourist Information Centre

  • Capacity:

    30 volunteers - 28 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Freshwater Steps beach stretch plotted on it

Join us on Saturday 7th October for a community beach clean event in Swanage! 

We'll be running two beach cleans throughout the day, with this one starting in the afternoon at 2pm from Banjo Pier. Meet us on the beach opposite the tourist information centre at 1:45 and we'll provide all the kit you'll need for the clean and survey. 

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.