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: 2020-07-07
15 September 2018
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Cornwall Trevone Trevone Bay 2:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Harlyn Bay 12:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Hayle Gwithian 12:30pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
Cornwall Perranporth Penhale 10:00am Alice Lawrence View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Summerleaze 2:30pm Simon Browning View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Crooklets 3:15pm Deb Rosser View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 11:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Kennack Sands 3:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Cornwall Mullion Poldhu 4:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Cornwall Padstow Treyarnon Bay 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Redruth Portreath 2:00pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Crinnis Beach 10:00am Victoria Newman View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Northcott Mouth 2:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Church Cove 3:00pm Calum McIntosh View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 3:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 2:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 4:00pm Jo Plester View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Holywell Bay 11:30am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Cornwall Polzeath Constantine 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:00am ann davies View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay west 1:00pm Mark Burnell View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 12:00pm Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 1:00pm Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
07 October 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:00am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Looe Hannafore 11:00am John Meakin View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
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Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 11:00am Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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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
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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
27 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Haven Leisure, Riviere Sands Holiday Park (Haven / Bluff Inn) - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
18 July 2019
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Cornwall Hayle Beachside Holiday Park - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
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Cornwall Hayle North Quay - Hayle 2:00pm Paul Clark View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 10:30am Rob Seebold 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
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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
26 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant 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
14 February 2018
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Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
14 March 2018
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3