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
23 February 2020
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
23 March 2020
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Northumberland Seahouses Annstead 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
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Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
26 March 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
30 March 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
01 April 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Seaton Point 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 3:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 4:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 7:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
08 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
03 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
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North Yorkshire Filey Gristhorpe Bay South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 9:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 12:45pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:45pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 July 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3