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
12 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Hartlepool Crimdon beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
31 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 10 10:00am Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 4:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Barmston Beach 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 3:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 4:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 5:45pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North beach 5:00pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
26 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 10:00am Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3