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
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Pirnmill Pirnmill 10:00am Mark Harwood View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Birchington Plumpudding (Minnis Bay) 2:30pm Tony Child View details & register » 3
Highland Kinlochbervie Polin 2:30pm Carrie Weager View details & register » 3
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 12:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:00pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm kathryn thomas View details & register » 3
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:30am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
Lancashire Fleetwood Rossall 12:00pm Graeme Nuttall View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Teignmouth Point Beach, Teignmouth 3:30pm Phil Bullivant View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 1:00pm Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Portchester 10:30am Paul Woodman View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portwrinkle Portwrinkle (East) 10:00am John Kent View details & register » 3
Kent Hythe Princes Parade 10:30am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 1:00pm Pat Smith View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
27 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Portrush Portrush East Strand 9:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
05 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Eastcourt Drive Entrance 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
07 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
14 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
20 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3