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
23 September 2019
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Orkney Islands Kirkwall Weyland Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Burray Echna Loch Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Northumberland Amble Warkworth 10:30am Lynne Russell View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Orkney Islands Stromness Houton 9:30am Megan Taylor View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
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Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
29 July 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
26 August 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Northumberland Embleton Embleton Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 1:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 1:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
25 November 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:30pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Northumberland Seaton Sluice Seaton Sluice 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 12:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Seaton Sluice Seaton Sluice 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Northumberland Lynemouth / Ashington Druridge Bay, Cresswell Dunes 1:00pm Northumberland Wildlife Trust Living Seas View details & register » 3
Northumberland Bamburgh Budle Bay (Budle Farm to Budle point) 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Pier Road Beach 11:30am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Amble Saltpans (The) (Amble) 11:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Spittal 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Amble Amble 11:00am Nell McGrath View details & register » 3
19 July 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
12 July 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 6:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
26 July 2018
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Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 6:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 11:00am Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Seaton Point 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 11:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Northumberland Seahouses Seahouses St Aidans 1:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Bamburgh Bamburgh (Picnic Bay) 10:30am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Low Newton (Newton Point) 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Goswick Links 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
09 November 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
25 May 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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