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: 2020-08-14
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Bideford Greencliff (in front of Cockington farm) 1:00pm Laura Carolan View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
Cornwall Hayle Gwithian 12:30pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Harlyn Bay 12:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Filey Gristhorpe Bay South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents East (Muirfield) 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Church Cove 3:00pm Calum McIntosh View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 10:00am Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Ham Common 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey Harrison Drive, Wallasey 11:30am Justine Millard View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
24 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Gwithian (Towans Car Park) 9:30am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
11 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
13 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 7:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 7:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
02 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 3:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 3:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
05 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 6:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 6:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
10 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 6:30pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Poole Ham Common 10:00am Jo Abbott View details & register » 3
Dorset Hamworthy Hamworthy Beach 10:00am Jo Abbott View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Looe Hannafore 11:00am John Meakin View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Ceredigion New Quay Harbour Beach, New Quay 3:00pm Laura Evans View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Workington Harrington North 10:30am Raegan Blacker View details & register » 3
06 January 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
03 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:00am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3