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: 2020-08-12
28 July 2019
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Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 2:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Highland Embo Embo 2 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Invergordon Saltburn 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg (from slipway) 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Dornoch Dornoch Sands 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Reraig Balmacara Bay (Reraig) 2:00pm Caroline Austen View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Newborough Newborough Llanddwyn Bay 12:00pm Laura Williams View details & register » 3
Kent Dover Shakespeare Beach 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
Kent Lydd Dungeness National Nature Reserve 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
Kent Folkestone Folkestone Harbour Arm to Lower Leas Coastal Park 10:30am Zoë Stevenson View details & register » 3
Kent Hythe Princes Parade 10:30am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Highland Avoch Avoch 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Fortrose Fortrose Beach 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Castletown Fleshwick 5:30pm Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
Kent Leysdown-on-Sea Warden Bay 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
Kent Dover St Margaret's Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Highland Balintore Shandwick Bay 9:00am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Balintore Harbour Beach 9:45am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 12:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
Highland Kinlochbervie Polin 2:30pm Carrie Weager View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Inverkip Inverkip Harbourside 10:00am Victoria Chalmers View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Port St Mary Chapel 9:00am Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Kent Cliffsend Pegwell Bay 10:00am Tony Child View details & register » 3
Kent Birchington Plumpudding (Minnis Bay) 2:30pm Tony Child View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Highland Tain Glenmorangie 1:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 10:00am Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr 1:30pm Simone Williams View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
20 March 2020
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Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
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Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Cliffsend Pegwell Bay 10:00am Tony Child View details & register » 3
21 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Cliffsend Pegwell Bay 10:00am Tony Child View details & register » 3
26 June 2019
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Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
10 July 2019
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Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 September 2019
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Kent Gillingham Riverside - Eastcourt Drive Entrance 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
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Kent Sandwich Sandwich Bay NNR 9:00am Terry Dean View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
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Kent Lydd Dungeness - Lydd Ranges 2:00pm Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3