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: 2020-08-04
16 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Shetland Islands Burwick Flat Pund 10:00am Inne Withouck View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Weymouth Fleet Lagoon (Chesil Beach) 10:30am Lorraine Burchell View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 1:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Man Castletown Fleshwick 5:30pm Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Highland Fortrose Fortrose Beach 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 3:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Gloucestershire Gloucester Fretherne 1:30pm Jenny Parsons View details & register » 3
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Folkestone Folkestone Harbour Arm to Lower Leas Coastal Park 10:00am Rosemary De Vos View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am Annabel Drysdale View details & register » 3
Gloucestershire Gloucester Fretherne 10:00am Jenny Parsons View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Folkestone Folkestone Harbour Arm to Lower Leas Coastal Park 10:30am Zoë Stevenson View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am David Pickett View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby (Freshfields) 10:15am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:15am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
22 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby (Freshfields) 10:15am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:15am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
13 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby (Freshfields) 10:15am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:15am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
19 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby (Lifeboat Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
21 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
15 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
15 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
18 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
25 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
27 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
22 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 10:30am Jules Agate View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Fort Fun Eastbourne 11:00am Karen South View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire Pembroke Freshwater East 10:15am Josef Tilley View details & register » 3
28 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
13 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 9:30am View details & register » 3
20 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Friars Cliff Beach 10:30am View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Rhu Gareloch S of Rhu Spit 2:00pm Peter Knox View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
11 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3