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: 2020-10-22
21 March 2020
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East Sussex Eastbourne Wish Tower 10:00am Oliver Sterno View details & register » 3
27 June 2018
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Middlesex Edgware Watling Park, Burnt Oak Brook 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
13 January 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
11 March 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
21 April 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:30pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
23 June 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Northumberland Embleton Embleton Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
30 June 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
Fife Elie West Bay - Earlsferry 10:30am Dorothy Anderson View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond Silverknowes Uni of Edinburgh beach Clean Event 10:00am Stuart McLean View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Portobello 10:00am Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
19 January 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
15 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 9:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
21 August 2019
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 12:00pm Lina Olim View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Highland Embo Embo 2 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
19 May 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Elie Earlsferry (Elie) 11:00am Jessie Lindsay View details & register » 3
15 January 2018
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:00am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3