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: 2020-08-14
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Carmarthenshire Ferryside Carmarthen Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Conwy Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay beach, Colwyn Bay, North Wales 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Conwy Abergele Pensarn 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 2:30pm Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall Crantock Crantock 3:30pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portwrinkle Portwrinkle (East) 10:00am John Kent View details & register » 3
Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
10 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Carmarthenshire Burry Port Burry Port Beach (West) 10:00am Selina Medwell View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Ceredigion New Quay Traethgwyn 12:30pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Silverknowes Silverknowes in front of Boardwalk Cafe 11:00am Eilidh Vandome View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Conwy Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay 10:30am Mark Sheridan View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall Polzeath Pentireglaze Haven 3:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Summerleaze 2:00pm Alison Wood View details & register » 3
Cumbria Seascale Drigg 10:00am Philip Clague View details & register » 3
21 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 12:00pm Lina Olim View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Conwy Morfa Conwy 6:30pm Julian Thompson View details & register » 3
Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 4:00pm Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
Cornwall Mullion Mullion Cove 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Aaron Neal View details & register » 3
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
24 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Gwithian (Towans Car Park) 9:30am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:30pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 1:00pm Pat Smith View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:00pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
31 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
28 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
19 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3