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
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:15pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Portchester 10:00am Paul Woodman View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 10:30am Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
Cornwall Mullion Poldhu 4:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:00pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 12:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Kinlochbervie Polin 2:30pm Carrie Weager 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
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Hythe Princes Parade 10:30am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portwrinkle Portwrinkle (East) 10:00am John Kent View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Portchester 10:30am Paul Woodman View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 1:00pm Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 11:00am Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
26 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Paignton Preston Beach 11:30am jayden mccourt View details & register » 3
21 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Prestatyn Prestatyn 9:00am Paul Norris View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3
27 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Portrush Portrush East Strand 9:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Redruth Portreath 2:00pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 4:00pm Jo Plester View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 3:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Port Mor 4:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Portobello Portobello West 12:15pm Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
04 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Portobello Portobello Beach at Towerbank School 2:00pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Portobello 10:00am Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 1:00pm Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Merryn Porthcothan 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 2:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
14 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 11:00am Jo Plester View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 1:00pm Pat Smith View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Tudweiliog Porth Dinllaen 10:30am Phil Higham View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Port Isaac Port Gaverne 11:00am Sarah Stevens View details & register » 3
21 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Tarbet Port an Eilean (Lochy), Sutherland 10:00am Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
14 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Torpoint Polhawn 10:30am Claire Wallerstein View details & register » 3
16 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Torpoint Polhawn 10:30am Claire Wallerstein View details & register » 3
09 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Mullion Poldhu 10:00am Alan Noble View details & register » 3