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
10 June 2018
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
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North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
18 August 2018
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North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan South Beach 10:00am Ish Lennox View details & register » 3
05 August 2018
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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North Ayrshire Lamlash Kingscross to Cordon 9:00am Jenny Stark View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
29 December 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
17 February 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
24 February 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
03 March 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
10 March 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
17 March 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
23 March 2019
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North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 1:00pm Beth Moon View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
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North Ayrshire Largs Pencil Beach, Largs 10:00am John Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
31 March 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
20 April 2019
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North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 1:00pm Beth Moon View details & register » 3
24 June 2019
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North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 5:00pm Beth Moon View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Blackwaterfoot Blackwaterfoot Golf Course Beach 3:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 10:00am Beth Moon View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Largs Meigle Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Stevenston Ardeer Point, Stevenston 10:00am Anna McIntyre-Wressnig View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 9:00am Beth Moon View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Brodick Brodick Beach 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Pirnmill Pirnmill 10:00am Mark Harwood View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Kingscross to Cordon 1:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Stevenston Stevenston Beach LNR 10:30am Tara Proud View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Hilary Maguire View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
25 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Kildonan Silversands 4:30pm Zabdi Keen View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
24 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
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North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
13 January 2018
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
16 December 2017
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
30 December 2017
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
27 January 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 January 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 December 2017
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Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Holkham 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
07 January 2018
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Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
11 February 2018
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Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Norfolk Cromer East Runton 10:30am Will Stewart View details & register » 3