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!


Join us for the Great British Beachclean 2019

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

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!