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: 2020-07-11
20 September 2019
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Devon Plymouth Wembury 1:30pm Jessica Tatton-Brown View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Paignton Pier 5:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 10:30am Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Teithil Beach 11:00am Ewen Leslie View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:00am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
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Devon Plymouth Batten Bay 1:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Pirnmill Pirnmill 10:00am Mark Harwood View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Durham Peterlee Horden Point 10:00am Wayne Appleton View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Esplanade 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Cornwall Perranporth Penhale 10:00am Alice Lawrence View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 1:30pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 1:30pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Harlyn Bay 12:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 2:30pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 1:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
Conwy Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay beach, Colwyn Bay, North Wales 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Norfolk Ormesby Scratby steps 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 12:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
10 September 2018
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Swansea Penmaen Tor Bay 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
10 October 2018
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Pembrokeshire Pembroke Freshwater East 10:15am Josef Tilley View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
22 July 2018
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:30am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:30am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Treyarnon Bay 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 2:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #2 11:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Port Mor 4:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
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East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 1:00pm Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
26 July 2018
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Devon Paignton Preston Beach 11:30am jayden mccourt View details & register » 3
04 August 2019
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Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 2:00pm Harry & Claire Rodgers View details & register » 3
11 June 2018
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Swansea Overton Overton 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
24 October 2018
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Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 9:30am adam spear View details & register » 3
11 April 2018
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Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Argyll and Bute Oban Dunstaffnage Back Beach #2 (Dunbeg PS) 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Connel - Oyster Inn (Achaleven PS) 1:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3