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
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Torquay Babbacombe Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Down Strangford Ballyhornan Strand North- Killard 10:00am Ken Orr View details & register » 3
Highland Reraig Balmacara Bay (Reraig) 2:00pm Caroline Austen View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
01 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
10 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Blackwaterfoot Blackwaterfoot Golf Course Beach 3:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Balintore Balintore Harbour Beach 9:45am Blair Watson 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 Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 2:00pm Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness Boat Club Bay 1:00pm Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Bo'ness - Grangepans - east of beach 10:00am William Rose View details & register » 3
10 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Barmston Beach 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 10:00am Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Carnoustie Barry Sands West 5:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Plymouth Batten Bay 1:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
18 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Beachside Holiday Park - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 2:30pm Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
19 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Modbury Bigbury 10:00am Michael Hoole View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3