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: 2020-10-29
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head: Big Beach Clean-up 10:00am Oliver Buttling View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Stromness Houton 9:30am Megan Taylor View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Instow 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
22 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
04 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
Swansea Horton Horton 10:30am Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay South 4:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:00pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 11:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Poole Holes Bay North 8:30am Louis Sherman View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hove Hove King Alfred Leisure Centre 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Inverkip Inverkip Harbourside 10:00am Victoria Chalmers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
26 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Holland-on-Sea Holland Beach Brighton Road 4:00pm Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
26 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Grange-over-Sands Humphrey Head 4:00pm Melanie Whalley-Jones View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Grange-over-Sands Humphrey Head 12:30pm Melanie Whalley-Jones View details & register » 3
15 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
08 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay South 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay South 12:45pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay South 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3