Pegwell Bay Spring Beach Clean
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.
This Spring Beach Clean event will take place on the beach close to the white cliffs within the Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National Nature Reserve.
The event lasts 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/rainproof 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: unfortunately the nearby picnic site 'cafe' & 'toilets' are CLOSED during the winter months).
Detailed access directions to the beach: 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 , then >> turn right & walk down the (former hoverport access) road & at the bottom >> turn round to the left around the trees to the start of the sandy beach (above the saltmarsh/mudflats).
The Thanet Coast Project (https://www.thanetcoast.org.uk/) runs this event jointly with the Kent Wildlife Trust on this beach clean and Bird Wise East Kent may be present too so that you can ask your questions about the bird life of this National Nature Reserve.
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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.
40 spaces remaining - join us on the beach whilst there’s still spaces!