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: 2020-07-14
21 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:00am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 11:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
25 February 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
01 April 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
13 May 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
02 September 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
10 June 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 July 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 November 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
15 December 2018
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
20 January 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
01 September 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
10 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 December 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton Keswick 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
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Norfolk North Walsham Bacton beach 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
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Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg (from slipway) 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
28 April 2018
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Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 10:00am Steve MacLaurin View details & register » 3
30 September 2019
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Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 8:30am Jennifer Reid View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 10:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg 10:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 10:45am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay west 1:00pm Mark Burnell View details & register » 3
13 October 2018
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East Lothian North Berwick Milsey Bay (East Beach) 10:30am Francesca Clarke View details & register » 3
25 April 2019
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East Lothian North Berwick Eyebroughy 10:00am Elly Douglas-Hamilton View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 3:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Holywell Bay 11:30am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
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Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 11:00am Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 4:00pm Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
22 May 2018
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Newport Newport St Brides 9:00am Abbi Taylor View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 2:00pm ann davies View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:00am ann davies View details & register » 3
07 October 2018
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:00am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 10:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:30pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:00pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3