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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-08-12
22 September 2019
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Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
Conwy Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay beach, Colwyn Bay, North Wales 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Norfolk Ormesby Scratby steps 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 12:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg (from slipway) 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am David Pickett View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Newborough Newborough Llanddwyn Bay 12:00pm Laura Williams View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 1:00pm Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 August 2019
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Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 2:00pm Harry & Claire Rodgers View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Devon Paignton Paignton Pier 5:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Teithil Beach 11:00am Ewen Leslie View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:00am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 11:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
01 September 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
10 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 December 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
30 September 2019
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Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 8:30am Jennifer Reid View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 4:00pm Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 10:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:30pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:00pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
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Down Newcastle Newcastle 12:00pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
09 November 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3