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
25 July 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kames Bay South of The Kames Hotel 11:00am Michaela Blair View details & register » 3
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
Cornwall Redruth Portreath 2:00pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
East Sussex Rye Camber Sands 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:30am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm kathryn thomas View details & register » 3
17 August 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rothesay Ettrick Bay, Bute 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Ettrick Bay (mid-section) 10:30am Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach - mid to north end. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar South Gare 10:30am Jacky Watson View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie North 12:30pm Sarah Baddon View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
Merseyside Rock Ferry ROCK FERRY 10:30am Alan Thomson View details & register » 3
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:00am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Redcar Sands - Lily Park to Salisbury Grove 10:00am Stefenie Tunnah View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Highland Reraig Balmacara Bay (Reraig) 2:00pm Caroline Austen View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
23 February 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3
03 April 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3
19 March 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
09 April 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
10 April 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
30 May 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
29 October 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 11:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
14 May 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Ramsgrove 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr 1:30pm Simone Williams View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3