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: 2020-07-15
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (360 cafe) 1:00pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
West Sussex West Wittering East Head 10:30am Lee Walther View details & register » 3
West Sussex Littlehampton Littlehampton Beach 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
West Sussex Worthing Worthing west of Sailing Club 12:00pm Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Horton Horton 10:30am Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Langland Bay 11:00am Gill Bell View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth King Edward's Bay 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
West Sussex Worthing Worthing: Heene Road to West Street 11:00am Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 12:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay whitley 2:00pm Pamela Roberts View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
West Sussex Worthing Worthing (Pier to Pool) 12:45pm Barbara Pilley Shaw View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 2 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 5 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 4 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 1 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 7 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 11 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 12 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach G 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 9:45am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
West Sussex Chichester Chichester Marina to Copperas Point 10:00am Christina Hall View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Shoreham-by-Sea Shoreham Beach 12:00pm John Charlish View details & register » 3
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
West Sussex Lancing Lancing beach 10:00am Andrew Brook View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
10 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 2:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
23 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Worthing Worthing - George V (west) 12:30pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
06 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Bognor Regis Bognor Regis East 10:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
10 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 1:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3