Great British Beach Clean 2020 events

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

Great British Beach Clean logo Join thousands of people from 18th-25th September 2020 for the annual Great British Beach Clean, by running your own small, local, private beach clean with friends, families or 'bubbles', in line with your Government's guidelines. You'll be contributing to a national and global survey to help us tackle litter at its source.

Saturday, 19 September 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
Sunday, 20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 2:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3