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: 2020-07-14
16 February 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:45pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
20 June 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
24 May 2020
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North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Dorset Weymouth Bowleaze Cove 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
West Sussex West Wittering East Head 10:30am Lee Walther View details & register » 3
Hampshire Warsash Warsash Foreshore / Hook Spit 1:00pm Steven Broom View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 10:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 12:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay South 12:30pm Jessica Fairbrother View details & register » 3
Devon West Charleton West Charleton Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Andrew Excell View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Meadfoot 3:30pm Robert Summers View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Tighnabruaich Ostel Bay 10:00am Caren Adams View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Brean Down Cove 10:45am Laura Kelly View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 1:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey New Brighton beach 11:00am Lindsey Stowell Smith View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey Harrison Drive, Wallasey 11:30am Justine Millard View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth King Edward's Bay 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Babbacombe Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Oddicombe beach 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Devon Teignmouth Point Beach, Teignmouth 3:30pm Phil Bullivant View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 11:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 11:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 2:00pm Kayleigh Relf View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Dorset Wareham Worbarrow Bay 10:30am Denise Swan-Jenkins View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
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Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
10 August 2019
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
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Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Naina Mistry View details & register » 3