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 May 2020
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 2:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Brean Down Cove 10:45am Laura Kelly View details & register » 3
10 August 2019
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Maybole Culzean Gas House 1:00pm Ian Cornforth View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Bossington Beach 11:00am Peter Dlugiewicz View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 1:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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South Ayrshire Ayr Ayr (South Beach 2) 2:00pm Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 12:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay South 12:30pm Jessica Fairbrother View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:00am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
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South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 2:00pm Kayleigh Relf View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
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Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 10:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
24 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 1:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 11:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 11:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
26 May 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
23 July 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
18 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
03 November 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Layde Bay 10:00am Noren Mckinen View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
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Shetland Islands Burwick Flat Pund 10:00am Inne Withouck View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
29 June 2019
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3