Plum Pudding, Birchington - 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:

    Minnis Bay - start of Northern Sea Wall beaches

  • Date and time:

    17 Sep 2022, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Meet Outside: Minnis Bay Brasserie (The Parade, Birchington, Kent CT7 9QP) *See below - Meet outside at the front of the restaurant near their ice cream kiosk! The beach clean will involve a 10-15 minute walk to the western end of the bay, and the start of the Northern Sea Wall (flood defence) beaches.

  • Capacity:

    60 volunteers - 32 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Minnis Bay - start of Northern Sea Wall beaches beach stretch plotted on it

The event involves a 15 minute walk to the starting point - and the litter survey and beach clean will last for the next 2 hours.  Open to all to join in, but children will need to be supervised by a responsible adult.  Litter sticks, hoops, and bags are provided  (but please bring along your own garden gloves if you need gloves).   Please wear appropriate clothing for weather on the day (windproof/rainproofs if windy &/or raining) & tough footwear for walking on the shingle beach. 

Please also bring along your own water bottle, or refreshment, to quench your thirst!  (although the kiosk and Brasserie serve refreshments, for when you start or return).

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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.