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: 2020-09-30
22 September 2019
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Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
Angus Arbroath Auchmithie 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Angus Arbroath Elliot Links 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 11:00am Ben Appleby View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Ayr Ayr (South Beach 2) 2:00pm Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Shandwick Bay 9:00am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Balintore Balintore Harbour Beach 9:45am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 10:00am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Beach 10:00am Clean Seas Please View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Westward Ho! 2:00pm James Hellyer View details & register » 3
Kent Birchington Plumpudding (Minnis Bay) 2:30pm Tony Child View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Arbroath Arbroath West 1:30pm Fay Forge View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:00am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
11 April 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Highland Avoch Avoch 8:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
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Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Normans Bay naturist beach 2:30pm Philip Baker View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 2:30pm Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
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East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3