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: 2020-07-03
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe (Manor Terrace) 10:30am Kate Osborne View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - North from Pier 10:00am Daniel Wareing View details & register » 3
Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
02 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 12:30pm Roy Church View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm kathryn thomas View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (Blackpill Lido) 10:00am Robin Bonham View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Andrew Excell View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 10:30am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Suffolk Lowestoft Kessingland Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
Suffolk Woodbridge Shingle Street 10:00am Chris Sanderson View details & register » 3
Suffolk Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Fort Green Car Park 4:00pm Alona Ochert View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (360 cafe) 1:00pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe Pier Heading North 6:15pm Paul Bailey View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Horton Horton 10:30am Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich South of Orwell Bridge 10:00am Charles Croydon View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe (Manor Terrace) 10:30am Kate Osborne View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe (Manor Terrace) 10:30am Kate Osborne View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Naina Mistry View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:00am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls View details & register » 3