The UK's biggest beach clean up and survey

Beachwatch is the Marine Conservation Society's national beach cleaning and litter survey programme where people all around the UK can care for their coastline.

Marine wildlife is under threat from litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in, amoungst other things, plastic and fishing line. Litter strewn beaches damages tourism so we all have a part to play in turning the tide on litter. Join an event or organise your own and be part of the most influential fight against marine litter in the UK!


Join the Great British Beachclean 2019

Latest results

Record numbers cleaned up in the 25th Great British Beach Clean this September. 15,000 volunteers (that's double the number in 2017) removed 8,550 kilos of litter from UK beaches. Read the full story in our latest report!   See the results!