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
15 September 2018
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Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:00am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Redcar Sands - Lily Park to Salisbury Grove 10:00am Stefenie Tunnah View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Pwllheli Abererch East of Pwllheli Harbour 10:00am David Medcalf View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
Cornwall Redruth Portreath 2:00pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:30am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm kathryn thomas View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Highland Reraig Balmacara Bay (Reraig) 2:00pm Caroline Austen View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portwrinkle Portwrinkle (East) 10:00am John Kent View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
23 February 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3
03 April 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3
19 March 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
09 April 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
10 April 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
30 May 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
29 October 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 11:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
14 May 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Ramsgrove 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr 1:30pm Simone Williams View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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North Yorkshire Redcar South Gare 10:30am Jacky Watson View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 1:00pm Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
12 June 2018
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Berkshire Reading RIVER: The Danall, Hills Meadow, Reading. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
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East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 11:00am Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
21 June 2018
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Denbighshire Prestatyn Prestatyn 9:00am Paul Norris View details & register » 3
05 April 2018
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Hampshire Portsmouth Southsea Parade Pier 1:00pm View details & register » 3