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
04 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 9:30am Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
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Kent Sandwich Sandwich Bay NNR 9:00am Terry Dean View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Kent Sandgate Sandgate Parade Road to car park 10:00am Rosemary De Vos View details & register » 3
Kent Sandgate Sandgate Riviera Beach 10:00am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kames Bay South of The Kames Hotel 11:00am Michaela Blair View details & register » 3
06 October 2018
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Norfolk Salthouse Salthouse Beach 10:30am Pauline Gillings View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Lincolnshire Saltfleet Saltfleet 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 12:00pm Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
East Sussex Rye Camber Sands 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
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East Sussex Saltdean Saltdean 11:00am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
14 April 2018
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Roy Smith View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Roy Smith View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Roy Smith View details & register » 3
30 June 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Roy Smith View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Roy Smith View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Roy Smith View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 11:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 11:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 11:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 11:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
Merseyside Rock Ferry ROCK FERRY 10:30am Alan Thomson View details & register » 3
19 January 2019
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
20 April 2019
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 July 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
17 August 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rothesay Ettrick Bay, Bute 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Ettrick Bay (mid-section) 10:30am Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach - mid to north end. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie North 12:30pm Sarah Baddon View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3