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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-10-29
19 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 9:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Suffolk Lowestoft Kessingland Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Kent Lydd Dungeness - Lydd Ranges 9:30am Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 1:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
25 June 2019
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Essex London Westcliff Beach 10:00am Bonus Phok View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
Kent Lydd Dengemarsh 9:00am Pete Neale View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Moray Lossiemouth Lossiemouth West 10:00am James Whiteside View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 10:00am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 10:00am Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Montrose 2:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
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Kent Lydd Dungeness - Lydd Ranges 2:00pm Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Kent Lydd Dungeness National Nature Reserve 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Mablethorpe Crook Bank 2:00pm Roger Briggs View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Maybole Culzean Gas House 1:00pm Ian Cornforth View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven Westdale Bay 2:30pm Sue Burton View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Bossington Beach 11:00am Peter Dlugiewicz View details & register » 3
13 April 2020
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Kent Lydd Dengemarsh 9:00am Pete Neale View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
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North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
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Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 December 2019
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Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
19 August 2019
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Devon Modbury Bigbury 10:00am Michael Hoole View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
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Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 11:30am Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3