Slapton Sands - Great British Beach Clean

Alice Henderson

All of our events are arranged in line with national and local government Covid guidance. Please ensure that you know and understand the current rules.

  • Beach stretch:

    Slapton Sands

  • Date and time:

    16 Sep 2023, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

  • Meeting point:

    Memorial (middle) Car park - Slapton Sands

  • Capacity:

    100 volunteers - 78 spaces left

  • School friendly?


A map showing the Slapton Sands beach stretch plotted on it

Challenge yourself to collect as much rubbish as you<br /> can. Weigh the rubbish you collect to see if you can get<br /> your name on the beach clean leader board.<br /> Bags will be provided, please bring your own<br /> gloves.<br /> There will be free whippy ice cream, tea, or coffee for<br /> participants from the Start Bay Inn.<br /> Why help clean the beaches?<br /> Virtually all plastic ever made still exists, and it is<br /> believed it will take between 500 and 1,000 years for<br /> it to degrade. But, even when it starts to break<br /> down, it does so into tiny pieces which we are<br /> starting to find in a growing number of places, many<br /> seabirds, cetaceans, turtles, and a growing number<br /> of fish have been found with plastic inside their<br /> bodies and now also inside the food we eat and<br /> bottled water too.<br /> So please come and help us reduce the amount of<br /> plastic on Slapton Sands.<br /> You can drop in between 9.30am and 12.30pm

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. 

78 spaces remaining - join us on the beach whilst there’s still spaces!