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: 2020-07-04
25 March 2020
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Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Barmston Beach 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 3:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 4:30pm Matt Barnes 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
21 September 2019
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 10:00am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Beach 10:00am Clean Seas Please View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Westward Ho! 2:00pm James Hellyer View details & register » 3
Kent Birchington Plumpudding (Minnis Bay) 2:30pm Tony Child View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness Boat Club Bay 1:00pm Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way East UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - John Muir Way West 2 UFBC 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
Dorset Bournemouth Bourne Stream 10:00am Emily Fergusson View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps North 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 2:30pm Matt Barnes 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
14 March 2020
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 9:30am 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
07 July 2019
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Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson 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
15 August 2019
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Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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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
30 May 2019
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West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 1:00pm Julia Hoare 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
21 June 2019
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Dorset Bournemouth Durley Chine 10:00am Amanda Onur 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
01 June 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 5:45pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 July 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North beach 5:00pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3