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: 2020-09-28
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
Cornwall Redruth Portreath 2:00pm Rachel Wyatt View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm kathryn thomas View details & register » 3
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
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
08 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Claire Godfrey View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Portobello Portobello West 12:15pm Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
08 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Reighton Sands 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Redcar Redcar Sands - Lily Park to Salisbury Grove 10:00am Stefenie Tunnah View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:15pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Portobello 10:00am Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
14 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Rhossili Ramsgrove 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell 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
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
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