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
30 September 2019
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Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 8:30am Jennifer Reid View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 12:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Norfolk Ormesby Scratby steps 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Conwy Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay beach, Colwyn Bay, North Wales 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Ham Common 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 1:00pm Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portwrinkle Portwrinkle (East) 10:00am John Kent View details & register » 3
01 September 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
10 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 December 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 1:00pm Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Oban Teithil Beach 11:00am Ewen Leslie View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:00am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 10:30am Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Cornwall Polzeath Pentireglaze Haven 3:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Holes Bay North 8:30am Louis Sherman View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Port St Mary Chapel 9:00am Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 12:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Paignton Pier 5:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Wembury 1:30pm Jessica Tatton-Brown View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Sandbanks Beach 10:00am Emily Fergusson View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 1:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Pirnmill Pirnmill 10:00am Mark Harwood View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
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Devon Plymouth Batten Bay 1:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
27 September 2019
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Antrim Portrush Portrush East Strand 9:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3