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: 2020-08-12
25 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 May 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Whitby West Sands 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Northumberland Amble Warkworth 10:30am Lynne Russell View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:00pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:00am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
09 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Kirkwall Weyland Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Burray Echna Loch Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
23 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Seahouses Annstead 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Beadnell Beadnell Bay 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
26 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
30 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
01 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Seaton Point 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Orkney Islands Stromness Houton 9:30am Megan Taylor View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven Westdale Bay 2:30pm Sue Burton View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
15 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Aber Mawr 9:30am Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 11:00am Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Aber Mawr 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
29 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
17 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
24 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Shetland Islands Burwick Flat Pund 10:00am Inne Withouck View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3