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: 2020-07-03
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Westward Ho! 2:00pm James Hellyer View details & register » 3
Devon West Charleton West Charleton Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
27 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:00am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
25 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
29 October 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
17 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
12 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 12:00pm View details & register » 3
29 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
20 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:00am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
09 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
21 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Whiteford Sands 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Bushmills White Park Bay 10:30am Ruth Linton View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Westward Ho! 3:00pm James Hellyer View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Orkney Islands Kirkwall Weyland Bay 8:00am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Orkney Islands Kirkwall Weyland Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Southampton Weston Shore 10:00am Rachel Fox View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven Westdale Bay 3:00pm Sue Burton View details & register » 3
Merseyside West Kirby West Kirby 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
03 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
25 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven Westdale Bay 2:30pm Sue Burton View details & register » 3
25 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex London Westcliff Beach 10:00am Bonus Phok View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:00am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3