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: 2020-07-10
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Hunstanton Titchwell Marsh 10:00am Carrie Carey View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 12:30pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Fife Leuchars Tentsmuir Point National Nature Reserve 11:00am Elizabeth Downes View details & register » 3
Flintshire Talacre Talacre - near RSPB reserve 11:30am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 3:00pm Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Hunstanton Titchwell Marsh 10:30am Carrie Carey View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Aveton Gifford Tidal Road 11:00am Stuart Watts View details & register » 3
08 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 3:00pm Lauren Eyles 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
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Thorpe Bay 11:00am Displays Sealife Adventure View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Thorpe Bay 12:00pm Displays Sealife Adventure View details & register » 3
09 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes 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
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
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
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
28 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre 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
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
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
12 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Margate The Bay 10:00am Xanthe Pitt View details & register » 3
13 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Margate The Bay 10:00am Xanthe Pitt View details & register » 3
27 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
14 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
22 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington 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
02 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Lower Largo Temple 11:00am Rebecca Bauer View details & register » 3
12 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Ceredigion Aberystwyth Tan-y-Bwlch 10:00am Peter Drake View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 12:00pm Kim Norman View details & register » 3
19 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 10:00am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
21 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 11:30am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 11:00am Kim Norman 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