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: 2020-07-09
20 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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
Dorset Bridport West Bay, West Beach 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
24 July 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North beach 5:00pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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
04 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 February 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 May 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 May 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Bridport West Bay, West Beach 10:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Ovingdean 10:00am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 1:00pm Andy Mydellton View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Brightlingsea Brightlingsea Paddling Pool Beach 8:30am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Brightlingsea Brightlingsea Paddling Pool Beach 9:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 1:00pm Andy Mydellton View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 1:00pm Andy Mydellton View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Black Rock Beach 10:30am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 10:30am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
06 May 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 11:00am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 1:00pm Andy Mydellton View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Beach 11:00am Jana Szczepaniak View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 9:30am Fiona Snowdon View details & register » 3
18 May 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 2:00pm Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
08 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 11:00am Simon McPherson View details & register » 3