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

During the Great British Beach Clean in 2016 we celebrated 23 years of Beachwatch. Almost 6000 volunteers picked up a whopping 268,384 pieces of litter. Click here to see the results!

Download the beachwatch reports and backing papers

Great British Beach Clean

With cleans throughout the year there are loads of opportunities for you to look after your beach. Our flagship national event is the Great British Beach Clean on the third weekend of September (so the next one is 15th-18th September 2017). 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!