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: 2020-07-03
15 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 11:00am Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Aber Mawr 9:30am Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Aber Mawr 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
14 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour (South Shore) 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
Suffolk Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Fort Green Car Park 4:00pm Alona Ochert View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 11:00am Ben Appleby View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Ayr Ayr (South Beach 2) 2:00pm Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Balintore Harbour Beach 9:45am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire St Davids Abereiddy Bay 9:00am Cleopatra Browne View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
07 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Altcar beach 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
04 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Anderby Anderby Creek 10:00am Dave Miller View details & register » 3
23 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Seahouses Annstead 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Stevenston Ardeer Point, Stevenston 10:00am Anna McIntyre-Wressnig View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Auchmithie 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Babbacombe Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Down Strangford Ballyhornan Strand North- Killard 10:00am Ken Orr View details & register » 3
Highland Reraig Balmacara Bay (Reraig) 2:00pm Caroline Austen View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:00am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
11 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
18 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton Atherington 10:45am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Avoch Avoch 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Avon Beach 10:00am Amelia Raine View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Barmston Beach 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
10 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
10 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3