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: 2020-08-14
16 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 9:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Walton-on-Naze 9:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 1:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Thorness Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Gruline The Corran 11:00am Marie Fox View details & register » 3
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 2:00pm Kayleigh Relf View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Leysdown-on-Sea Warden Bay 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 11:00am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk Hunstanton Titchwell Marsh 10:30am Carrie Carey View details & register » 3
20 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Chetney Under Kings Ferry Bridge 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Andrew Excell View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Traethgwyn 12:30pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Fife Leuchars Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve 11:00am Elizabeth Downes View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Teithil Beach 11:00am Ewen Leslie View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (Blackpill Lido) 10:00am Robin Bonham View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Naina Mistry View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr 1:30pm Simone Williams View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 12:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
02 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 12:30pm Roy Church View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
31 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
12 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 10:00am Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3