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: 2020-07-14
17 February 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 10:30am Fisherrow Waterfront Group View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
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East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 10:00am Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
08 September 2018
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East Lothian Dunbar Skateraw Beach 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
28 July 2018
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East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 1 1:30pm Karen Swift View details & register » 3
East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 10:45am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
31 July 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 1 10:30am Karen Swift View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 4 12:00pm Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 12:00pm Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents East (Muirfield) 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Sands 1:00pm Michael Blades View details & register » 3
14 December 2017
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East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 11:15am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 11:15am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
13 October 2018
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East Lothian North Berwick Milsey Bay (East Beach) 10:30am Francesca Clarke View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
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East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 11:00am Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
25 April 2019
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East Lothian North Berwick Eyebroughy 10:00am Elly Douglas-Hamilton View details & register » 3
27 May 2019
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 11:00am Bethany Figoni View details & register » 3
31 August 2019
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East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 10 10:00am Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
06 May 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hull Paull 1:30pm Rohan Lewis View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hessle Hessle Foreshore 1:00pm Edwin Lowe View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Withernsea Withernsea 3:00pm Samantha Hunt View details & register » 3
24 November 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 October 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Withernsea Withernsea 10:00am Samantha Hunt View details & register » 3
01 December 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 2:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 December 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 December 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
13 January 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 February 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 February 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 March 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 June 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 February 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Kilnsea Kilnsea 12:00pm Ian Gedney View details & register » 3
03 March 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 10:30am Pamela Brown View details & register » 3