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

Joining us on the beach? Find your event below and click on the link for times, the meeting place and to register your attendance.

Registering is important so that organisers know how much equipment to bring, and they may have additional instructions to send you. Find out more about what's involved here.

Format: 2020-08-09
10 August 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
23 August 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
07 September 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
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
22 September 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
03 October 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 October 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
29 October 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
01 November 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
02 November 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
07 November 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
26 November 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 November 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
17 December 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
21 December 2020
County Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3