Pegwell Bay, Cliffsend - Great British Beach Clean

Tony Child

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:

    Pegwell Bay

  • Date and time:

    17 Sep 2022, 10 a.m. to noon

  • Meeting point:

    Meet: On the beach - just below bottom of former hoverport access road Cliffsend, near Ramsgate, Kent CT12 5HY. * Access is via a footpath from the Viking Ship 'Hugin' Picnic Site in Cliffsend on the Sandwich Road (and NOT the country park, which is down the road!)

  • Capacity:

    60 volunteers - 17 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Pegwell Bay beach stretch plotted on it

This Great British Beach Clean (Beachwatch) event will take place on the beach close to the white cliffs within the Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve.

The events below last for 2 hours and is open to all to join in.  Children have to be supervised by a responsible adult.  Litter sticks, hoops, and bags are provided.  If you need gloves, please bring your own garden gloves; and wear appropriate clothing for weather on the day (windproof/rainproofs if windy &/or raining) & tough footwear for walking on the beach.

Please also bring along your own water bottle, or refreshment, to quench your thirst!  (Note:  the picnic site cafe, if open,  will have refreshments and has the nearest toilets directly behind). 

Detailed access directions to the beach: <br /> From Viking Ship picnic site - walk to the north-east corner of the picnic site (Ramsgate direction), then - along a footpath adjacent to a field to a road - turn right here, & walk down this (former hoverport access) road - & at the bottom, turn left around the trees to the start of the sandy beach above the saltmarsh/mudflats.

The Thanet Coast Project will be working jointly with the Kent Wildlife Trust on this beach 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.