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: 2020-07-04
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dumfries and Galloway Whithorn Cairndoon to Claymoddie, Nr Whithorn 10:00am Anne Connick View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
18 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Caister 2:30pm Aran Bird View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Rye Camber Sands 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Port St Mary Chapel 9:00am Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
29 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
26 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
Angus Carnoustie Carnoustie 11:00am Natalie Ross View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 1:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Chalkwell Station 11:00am Jo Loman View details & register » 3
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Highland Fortrose Chanonry Point 10:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3
25 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Cambois Cambois and North Blyth 10:30am Nic Emery View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Carmarthenshire Ferryside Carmarthen Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Carnoustie Carnoustie 11:00am Natalie Ross View details & register » 3
12 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
23 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
16 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Guernsey St Peter Port Castle Cornet Shingle Beach 12:30pm Vanessa Crispini-Adams View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Portnacroish Castle Stalker view 9:45am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
26 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Anstruther Cellardyke 10:30am Kellie Scullion View details & register » 3
17 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Chalkwell Station 10:00am Jo Loman View details & register » 3
04 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Fortrose Chanonry Point 11:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3