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: 2020-07-07
21 September 2019
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City of Edinburgh Silverknowes Silverknowes in front of Boardwalk Cafe 11:00am Eilidh Vandome View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 2 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 5 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 4 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 1 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 7 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 11 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 12 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach G 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
Cumbria Seascale Drigg 10:00am Philip Clague View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
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Cumbria Silverdale Cove Road Beach 6:00pm Ben Hanson View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Devon Sidmouth Sidmouth 3:00pm Denise Bickley View details & register » 3
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 2:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 2 12:00pm Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 5 12:00pm Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 4 12:00pm Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 1 12:00pm Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 3 12:00pm Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
Cumbria Seascale Drigg 10:00am Philip Clague View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 12:30pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach Central 10:00am Mary Mitchell View details & register » 3
Northumberland Seaton Sluice Seaton Sluice 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham-by-Sea Widewater Lagoon Central 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Norfolk Sheringham Sheringham West 10:00am Anne Smith View details & register » 3
Devon Seaton Seaton, Devon 10:00am Fran Sinclair View details & register » 3
21 March 2019
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West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham - Beach Old Fort Roads 2:30pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
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West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 12:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
Norfolk Sheringham Sheringham West 10:00am Anne Smith View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
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West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Beach Green, Shoreham Beach 10:00am Candy Medusa View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
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West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 12:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
Durham Seaton Carew North Gare Sands (Golf Course Entry Point) Stretch 1 10:00am Zoe Fraser View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Seaham Hall 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
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West Sussex Selsey Church Norton Spit 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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West Sussex Selsey Church Norton Spit 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
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Northumberland Seaton Sluice Seaton Sluice 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Devon Seaton Seaton, Devon 10:00am Fran Sinclair View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Northumberland Seahouses Seahouses St Aidans 1:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
23 March 2020
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Northumberland Seahouses Annstead 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
26 July 2018
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Durham Seaham Seaham Hall 10:00am Sharon Lashley View details & register » 3
27 January 2019
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Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 1:00pm Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
09 February 2019
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Durham Seaham Blast Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
14 February 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Terrace (Red Acre) Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3