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: 2020-09-27
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 1:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth King Edward's Bay 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 1:00pm Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 10:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 9:00am Beth Moon View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 11:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Lowestoft Kessingland Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
17 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Lamlash Kingscross to Cordon 1:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
15 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 11:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Lancing Lancing beach 10:00am Andrew Brook View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
24 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 5:00pm Beth Moon View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 10:00am Beth Moon View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 11:00am Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 11:00am Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Layde Bay 10:00am Noren Mckinen View details & register » 3
07 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3