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
07 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Lobster Smack 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 10:00am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Montrose 2:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Conwy Conwy Morfa Conwy 6:30pm Julian Thompson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Mullion Mullion Cove 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
West Sussex Littlehampton Littlehampton Beach 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 9:30am Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 12:00pm Crawford Paris View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Meigle Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Morecambe Central 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 2:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 2:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Hilary Maguire View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Meadfoot 3:30pm Robert Summers View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 9:45am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 10:30am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Harlech Morfa Harlech 10:00am Mary Williams View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Aaron Neal View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 9:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Moray Lossiemouth Lossiemouth West 10:00am James Whiteside View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3