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: 2020-07-09
23 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 11:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Montrose Scurdie Ness South 11:00am Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 11:00am Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Montrose Scurdie Ness South 12:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 1:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Ormesby Scratby steps 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Sandylands north Morecambe 10:30am tracey holt View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Sandylands 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Kent Sandgate Sandgate Riviera Beach 10:00am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
Kent Sandgate Sandgate Parade Road to car park 10:00am Rosemary De Vos View details & register » 3
29 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 3:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 10:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
10 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Brixham scabbacombe sands 11:00am philippa arding View details & register » 3
02 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Braunton Saunton Broadsands 4:00pm Freddie Stevens View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 2:00pm ann davies View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:00am ann davies View details & register » 3
07 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:00am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 10:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:30pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:00pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Sandwich Sandwich Bay NNR 9:00am Terry Dean View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
05 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Folkestone Sandgate 2:00pm Janet Wilson View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Folkestone Sandgate 2:00pm Janet Wilson View details & register » 3
01 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Folkestone Sandgate 2:00pm Janet Wilson View details & register » 3