Information regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Small, local, private, social distancing beach cleans

Following the latest restrictions, governments across the UK have updated their guidance on volunteering. Volunteering can continue provided you do not need to self-isolate, you follow social distancing guidance and are Covid-secure.

Your safety is of utmost importance to us. Where possible, we are happy for volunteers to run small, private beach cleans with their family or allocated bubble, but please always check and follow national and local guidelines around lock down restrictions, along with the following rules:


  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 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)
  • Beachwatch (all year round)
  • Great British Beach Clean (3rd weekend in September only)

Upcoming beach clean events

Beach location
Argyll and Bute
Nearest town: 
Beach geography
Total length of beach: 
Width of beach: 
Beach position: 
In a bay
Beach cleaning
Is the beach cleaned routinely? 
How often is the beach cleaned? 
Less frequently than monthly
Further comments: 
Please note that the 'Contact beach organiser' link on this page may not be working. If you do not get a response please send a query to who will forward your email. Thanks. Clean-up usually each quarter by Park Primary School, Oban with Mrs Irene Bissett, Deputy Head. 100m survey area - Corran Brae slip to YH slip. Next, approx. 80m between right (YH) and left slipways (Wellpark/Glenrigh) at the benched area of the esplanade. Next, approx. 175m beach before the rocks start close to the war memorial & around 30m of rocks before corner at memorial. Beach ends. Next stretch is the coast below Ganavan Rd. Total length approx. 510m (including the above mentioned rocky areas which can be accessed at low tide safely by adults if wearing sturdy, good gripping footwear) Regularly done since approx. 2008/9). Council litter bins are also for bagged dog faeces. ** Please be aware, this can sometimes be a problematic beach for dog mess.**
How is the beach cleaned? 
Who carries out the cleaning? 
Are there litter bins available? 
Are there dog bins available? 
Sewage outfalls
Are there any sewage outfalls? 
Number of sewage outfalls: 
Location of any sewage outfalls: 
Long sea