Esplanade

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. Only clean a beach that is local to you (within 5 miles) – we don’t want to encourage anyone to travel
  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)
  • Beachwatch (all year round)
  • Great British Beach Clean (3rd weekend in September only)

Upcoming beach clean events

Beach location
Country/Region: 
Scotland
Latitude: 
56.419275208902
Longitude: 
-5.4795330760686
County: 
Argyll and Bute
Nearest town: 
Oban
Beach geography
Total length of beach: 
510
Width of beach: 
15
Beach position: 
In a bay
Beach cleaning
Is the beach cleaned routinely? 
No
How often is the beach cleaned? 
Less frequently than monthly
Further comments: 
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. Clean-up four times a year by school - Park Primary School, Oban. Deputy Head Teacher, Mrs Irene Bissett. Tel: 01631 563941. Has been cleaned regularly for a number of years (since approx. 2008/9) with survey sheets sent to MCS HQ. Some survey sheets have gone missing - possibly sent to old MCS address. Beachwatch team at MCS HQ and Catherine Gemmell (MCS Scotland) looking for sheets. One found for Oct 2013. JS Sept 15. August 2017: Esplanade beach appeared online but in wrong location, middle of Oban?? Survey line corrected (from undefined to survey line position), text cut and paste from CEN (by cathedral) Sept 15 to here. CEN (by cathedral to be deleted); copies of missing survey summaries being searched for at school; one found Sept/Aug 2015? JS Sept. 2017
How is the beach cleaned? 
Manually
Who carries out the cleaning? 
Council
Are there litter bins available? 
Yes
Are there dog bins available? 
Don't know
Sewage outfalls
Are there any sewage outfalls? 
Yes
Number of sewage outfalls: 
1
Location of any sewage outfalls: 
Long sea