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
22 September 2019
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Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 2:30pm Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Moray Spey Bay Spey Bay 1:00pm Lorna Hall View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - North from Pier 10:00am Daniel Wareing View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Southerness RSPB Mersehead 11:00am Rowena Flavelle View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Southend Beach outside Sealife Adventure 11:00am Displays Sealife Adventure View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
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Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 1:00pm Pat Smith View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 August 2019
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:00am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
01 June 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
05 October 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
02 November 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
07 December 2019
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
04 January 2020
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
02 May 2020
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
04 July 2020
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
06 June 2020
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Essex Southend-on-Sea Shoebury Common Beach 10:00am Claudia Eleady-Cole View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Southend-on-sea Ocean Beach 2:00pm Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
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Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
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Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
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Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 11:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
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Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
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City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3