Corran Esplanade South #2

Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Now that rules across the UK allow for more time to be spent outside, we are happy for volunteers to run beach cleans and litter surveys again – but only as small, local and private events, following the simple rules below:

  1. Always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  2. A private event with group numbers that follow your government advice, with social distancing measures in place
  3. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  4. Book these as private, closed events to avoid clashes with other beach cleans
  5. Update your risk assessment in accordance to our new safety guidelines
  6. Stay 2m apart from people other than your household
  7. Use gloves, litter pickers (if you have them) and wash your hands

To help we have updated all our resources including the health and safety guidelines and Q&A. Please do have a look at these and review the government advice before you start.

If you’ve never run a beach clean or litter survey before we’re happy to help you get started. Please give our team a call on 01989 567807 or email us at Beachwatch@mcsuk.org

Beachwatch organisers

There can be up to three organisers per beach section. Below will show you how many are currently signed up as one of the organisers for this survey section.

This beach has organisers for the following beach clean/survey type(s):

  • Beachwatch & GBBC (both)

Upcoming beach clean events

Beach location
Country/Region: 
Scotland
Latitude: 
56.417871735085
Longitude: 
-5.4754185674434
County: 
Argyll and Bute
Nearest town: 
Oban
Beach geography
Total length of beach: 
250
Width of beach: 
15
Beach position: 
In a bay
Main use(s) of beach: 
Coastal walking
Beach cleaning
Is the beach cleaned routinely? 
Yes
How often is the beach cleaned? 
Less frequently than monthly
Further comments: 
Prior to 2015 - whole beach (full 250m) cleaned at least twice each summer season organised by BID4Oban. Not surveyed previously. JS Sept 2015 Since, routinely cleaned by groups, please contact for details. PLEASE NOTE - Please do not use the 'Contact beach organiser' function on this page as the link is broken and does not work. If you have any queries, please contact Beachwatch: beachwatch@mcsuk.org
How is the beach cleaned? 
Manually
Who carries out the cleaning? 
Volunteers
Are there litter bins available? 
Yes
Are there dog bins available? 
No
Sewage outfalls
Are there any sewage outfalls? 
Yes
Number of sewage outfalls: 
1
Location of any sewage outfalls: 
Long sea