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: 2020-07-07
16 November 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:30am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
Conwy Abergele Pensarn 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Auchmithie 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 1:00pm Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Dorset Bournemouth Chines (Harvester area) 3:00pm Hanna Wye View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 12:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
14 June 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour (South Shore) 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls 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
04 January 2020
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Lincolnshire Anderby Anderby Creek 10:00am Dave Miller View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge 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
25 January 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:00am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
11 April 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
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Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care 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 September 2019
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Normans Bay naturist beach 2:30pm Philip Baker View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 2:30pm Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
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Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
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Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson 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
06 November 2019
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West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 10:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
07 January 2020
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West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 11:15am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
20 March 2020
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Dorset Bournemouth Durley Chine 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
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Dorset Bournemouth Bournemouth - East Undercliffe 11:00am Justine Wyness View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 10:00am Pamela Brown View details & register » 3