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: 2020-07-02
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Lydd Dungeness National Nature Reserve 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
Angus Carnoustie East Haven 10:00am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
Highland Nairn East Nairn Beach 12:30pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Lydd Dungeness National Nature Reserve 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Oban Dunstaffnage Back Beach #2 (Dunbeg PS) 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
21 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Bournemouth Durley Chine 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
20 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Bournemouth Durley Chine 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
19 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Elie Earlsferry (Elie) 11:00am Jessie Lindsay View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Carnoustie East Haven 10:00am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
12 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Carnoustie East Haven 3:00pm Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Carnoustie East Haven 10:00am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Carnoustie East Haven 9:30am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
30 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex West Wittering East Head 12:30pm Lee Walther View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex West Wittering East Head 1:00pm Lee Walther View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex West Wittering East Head 6:00pm Kerry Jordan View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex West Wittering East Head 10:30am Lee Walther View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex West Wittering East Head A 9:30am Lee Walther View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Nairn East Nairn Beach 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
03 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:00am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
14 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 2:00pm Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
02 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
13 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
03 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
02 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
02 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
02 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
04 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
02 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
06 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings East of Hastings Pier 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3