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: 2020-07-10
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Stevenston Stevenston Beach LNR 10:30am Tara Proud View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Hilary Maguire View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Zoe Frank 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
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Stevenston Ardeer Point, Stevenston 10:00am Anna McIntyre-Wressnig View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Largs beach (Brisbane Bridge north to ramp) 9:00am Beth Moon View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Brodick Brodick Beach 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
25 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Western Gailes (Site of Special Scientific Interest) 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Kildonan Silversands 4:30pm Zabdi Keen View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Lamlash Kingscross to Cordon 1:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Lamlash Beach (The Ship House to Hamilton Terrace) 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 3:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 4:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 7:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Ardrossan Ardrossan North Shore 2:00pm Allan Merry View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 10:30am David March View details & register » 3
20 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 4:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
29 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
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
14 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
08 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3