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

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: 2020-07-15
31 May 2020
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Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
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Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness North Beach 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
19 July 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Skegness (North)/Winthorpe 11:00am Phil Gaskell View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 11:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
22 November 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
04 November 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
08 September 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Merseyside Wallasey New Brighton beach 11:00am Lindsey Stowell Smith View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey Harrison Drive, Wallasey 11:30am Justine Millard View details & register » 3
Moray Spey Bay Spey Bay 1:00pm Lorna Hall View details & register » 3
Neath Port Talbot Swansea Crymlyn Burrows 10:00am Ben Sampson View details & register » 3
Norfolk Holt Cley Beach / Blakeney Point 10:00am Alex Green View details & register » 3
Norfolk Ormesby Scratby steps 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
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Merseyside Formby Cabin Hill NNR (Formby) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 May 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
27 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
07 February 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Altcar beach 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Moray Lossiemouth Lossiemouth West 10:00am James Whiteside View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Na h-Eileanan Siar Brue Brue 11:00am Janet Marshall View details & register » 3
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk Hunstanton New Hunstanton 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
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Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
01 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 October 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
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Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:00am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
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Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
29 December 2019
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Norfolk Cromer East Runton 2:00pm Will Stewart View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
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Norfolk Sheringham Sheringham West 10:00am Anne Smith View details & register » 3
10 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3