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
05 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
20 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East London RIVER Lea, Hackney 10:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
20 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Greater London RIVER Hammersmith Bridge (South Bank) 11:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
03 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Greater London RIVER Hammersmith Bridge (South Bank) 11:45am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3
31 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Greater London RIVER Hammersmith Bridge (South Bank) 10:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
21 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hertfordshire East Barnet RIVER Brook Farm Open Space, London Borough of Barnet 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
19 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Berkshire Slough RIVER -Jubilee at Jubilee River Riverside Center Slough 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:00am Keith Jones 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
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:15pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon 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
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:00pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Kent Hythe Princes Parade 10:30am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
23 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3
19 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
09 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
10 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
30 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
29 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 11:00am Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
08 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Claire Godfrey View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
08 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Reighton Sands 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
14 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Ramsgrove 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
10 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Pwlldu 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3