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
03 April 2020
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Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
25 August 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
Highland Kinlochbervie Polin 2:30pm Carrie Weager View details & register » 3
Antrim Larne Browns Bay 10:30am Elena Aceves-Cully View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 10:30am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Fife Leuchars Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve 11:00am Elizabeth Downes View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Hilary Maguire View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Suffolk Lowestoft Kessingland Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Kent Lydd Dungeness - Lydd Ranges 9:30am Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
24 November 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
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North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Hampshire Isle of Wight Shanklin Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Thorness Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight St Helens Tower - Seaview, Nodes Point Holiday Park 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
Devon Kingsbridge South Milton Sands 2:00pm Emma Reece View details & register » 3
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 10:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Meigle Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 9:00am Beth Moon View details & register » 3
Kent Lydd Dungeness National Nature Reserve 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Hampshire Isle of Wight Grange chine, Grange farm 9:45am Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kildonan Silversands 4:30pm Zabdi Keen View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Kent Leysdown-on-Sea Warden Bay 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
West Sussex Littlehampton Littlehampton Beach 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
Kent Lydd Dengemarsh 9:00am Pete Neale View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
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Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
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Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 11:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Orkney Islands Kirkwall Weyland Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Kingscross to Cordon 1:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 10:00am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
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West Sussex Lancing Lancing beach 10:00am Andrew Brook View details & register » 3
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
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West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
18 February 2020
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West Sussex Littlehampton Atherington 10:45am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
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Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Aaron Neal View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
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Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 9:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Moray Lossiemouth Lossiemouth West 10:00am James Whiteside View details & register » 3
13 April 2020
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Kent Lydd Dengemarsh 9:00am Pete Neale View details & register » 3