The UK's biggest beach clean up and survey

Beachwatch is our national beach cleaning and litter surveying programme - helping people all around the UK to care for their coastline.

Some of our best-loved marine wildlife is under threat from the waste and litter in our seas, with hundreds of species accidentally eating or becoming entangled in litter. It's also dangerous for people and damaging to our tourism and fishing industries. 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!

New forms for Beachwatch

Please use the new recording forms found under 'organiser resources'. Our FAQ's on the new forms may help you.


Latest results

Almost 7,000 people took part in the Great British Beach Clean in September 2017. Together, we removed 255,209 pieces of litter from 339 beaches, and recorded every bit for this report. See the results!

Download the beachwatch reports and backing papers

Great British Beach Clean

Get the dates in your diary now for 2018 - Great British Beach Clean 14th-17th September 2018. Keep an eye out here for more information.

In the meantime, all of our beach clean events are listed here - join in or sign up to run your own!