Sand Bay Summer Clean 2024 (OSPAR)

Lizzie Price

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:

    Sand Bay

  • Date and time:

    7 Jul 2024, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    On the beach opposite Sand Bay Car Park, nearest postcode: BS22 9UE. What3Words: ///unimpeded.deeper.daring . Look for the Marine Conservation Society branded orange and blue beach clean flags!

  • Capacity:

    60 volunteers - 17 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Sand Bay beach stretch plotted on it

Join us on beautiful Sand Bay for a Summer clean-up!

The plan - meet on the beach, they'll be a short safety briefing, equipment will be handed out and then we'll start cleaning!

You can take part in the 100m litter survey we'll be doing - find out what this is and why this is so valuable here! - or you can just do some general cleaning, or both! 

Equipment - all equipment is provided (gloves, bags, litter pickers, survey forms and clipboards) but please bring your own if preferred.

Car parking - the nearest car park is Sand Bay Car Park, BS22 9UE. There is a height barrier here (2.1m) & fee to park (all day, £2.50).

Loos - there are loos in Sand Bay Car Park (30p). 

Dogs are allowed on Sand Bay. 

Please dress for the weather!

Any questions and please get in touch with Harriet via:

Before the beach clean - [email protected] / 01989 566017 (option 2, Beachwatch)

On the day of the clean - 07422 965021

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.