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
26 September 2019
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Down Newcastle Newcastle 12:00pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am Annabel Drysdale View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Newborough Newborough Llanddwyn Bay 12:30pm Laura Williams View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Highland Nairn East Nairn Beach 12:30pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Suffolk Nacton Orwell estuary beach - Gun Towers to Mansbrook Grove 9:00am Rachael Jackson View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 4 12:00pm Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 12:00pm Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am David Pickett View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Newborough Newborough Llanddwyn Bay 12:00pm Laura Williams View details & register » 3
25 November 2018
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:30pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Traethgwyn 12:30pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
Highland Nairn East Nairn Beach 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 10 10:00am Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
09 November 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
25 May 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Ceredigion New Quay Harbour Beach, New Quay 3:00pm Laura Evans View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 1 1:30pm Karen Swift View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Ceredigion New Quay Dolau Beach 12:00pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Dumfries and Galloway New Abbey Southerness Lighthouse 10:00am Lucie Kimbell Stewart View details & register » 3
17 February 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 10:30am Fisherrow Waterfront Group View details & register » 3
31 July 2018
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 1 10:30am Karen Swift View details & register » 3
27 May 2019
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East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 11:00am Bethany Figoni View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 9:30am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
14 April 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
05 August 2018
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
30 June 2018
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
09 December 2018
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
26 January 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 November 2018
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
17 March 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
09 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3