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
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Winchelsea Winchelsea Beach 4:00pm Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Shoebury Common Beach 10:00am Claudia Eleady-Cole View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Pett Level 10:00am Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton i360 11:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings Hastings nr Crazy Golf 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Rye Camber Sands 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hove Hove King Alfred Leisure Centre 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 10:00am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 10:30am Fiona Snowdon View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Beach 10:00am Clean Seas Please View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton - Opposite Angel of Peace 10:30am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Normans Bay naturist beach 2:30pm Philip Baker View details & register » 3
04 January 2020
Countysort icon 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
08 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 11:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Wish Tower 10:00am Oliver Sterno View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
Countysort icon 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
07 March 2020
Countysort icon 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
04 April 2020
Countysort icon 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
02 May 2020
Countysort icon 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
01 August 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
03 October 2020
Countysort icon 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
07 November 2020
Countysort icon 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 December 2020
Countysort icon 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
06 June 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
05 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 10:00am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Wish Tower 10:00am Oliver Sterno View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 2:30pm Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 10:45am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 1:00pm Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
Countysort icon 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