Mudeford Sandbank Beach Clean

James Lewis

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:

    Mudeford Stanpit

  • Date and time:

    29 Jul 2023, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    We'll meet in front of The Beach House cafe which is about half way along the spit. Look for the green/white flags which indicate where the cafe is.

  • Capacity:

    150 volunteers - 133 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Mudeford Stanpit beach stretch plotted on it

Getting to the beach clean.

There are a number of options to get to the starting point. It is possible to park at Hengistbury Head car park and take the land train down, alternatively its about a 15 minute walk through the woods and along the spit.

Park at Mudeford Quay and get the ferry across which stops directly opposite the cafe. Another ferry can also be caught from Christchurch near to the band stand for those wanting to take in the beauty of Christchurch harbour.

There will be an initial introduction where we'll go through the health and safety briefing, along with some information about the soft of waste we're looking for and how to record what we collect.

If you have gloves and litter pickers, please bring them. We have some but invariably not enough for everyone.

At the end of the clean we'll bring all the waste together to count and weight what we've collected and post it on the Facebook group.

We'll be taking photos throughout the day, please let me know if you don't want to be included.

This is a child friendly beach clean on a safe stretch of beach. Children will need to be accompanied by a responsible adult and complete a permission form before we start.

More details to follow when BCP have signed off the clean.


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.