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: 2020-07-15
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
Lancashire Fleetwood Rossall 12:00pm Graeme Nuttall View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:30pm Kate Goodwill View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Invergordon Saltburn 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Southerness RSPB Mersehead 11:00am Rowena Flavelle View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Rottingdean 11:00am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
15 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
12 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
14 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
11 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
09 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
27 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
24 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
23 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
20 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
18 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
15 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
13 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
10 August 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
07 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
05 October 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
02 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
30 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
21 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 10:30am David March View details & register » 3
14 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3