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: 2020-07-11
15 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 9:30am View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 1:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents East (Muirfield) 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Church Cove 3:00pm Calum McIntosh View details & register » 3
20 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 4:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Grange chine, Grange farm 9:45am Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
11 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
04 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 11:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
10 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 1:30pm Dean Knight View details & register » 3
03 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Tain Glenmorangie 1:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 10:00am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
21 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 10:00am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
21 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Goswick Links 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Guernsey Castel Grandes Rocques 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Greencliff (in front of Cockington farm) 1:00pm Laura Carolan View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Filey Gristhorpe Bay South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 10:00am Clare Cavers View details & register » 3