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
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 9:30am Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
02 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 August 2020
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 October 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings nr Crazy Golf 10:30am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings nr Crazy Golf 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Hampshire Hayling Island Hayling West Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head: Big Beach Clean-up 10:00am Oliver Buttling View details & register » 3
27 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Haven Leisure, Riviere Sands Holiday Park (Haven / Bluff Inn) - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 10:00am Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 10:00am Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
Antrim Glengormley Hazelbank Beach 2:00pm Jason Foster View details & register » 3
Norfolk Hunstanton Heacham 11:45am Erna Gotyar View details & register » 3
27 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
27 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
13 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 9:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Hayling Island Hayling West Beach 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Norfolk Heacham Heacham: North of Jubilee Bridge 1:00pm Chris Fyson View details & register » 3
Down Helen's Bay Helen's Bay Beach 8:30am Pete Fox View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head: Big Beach Clean-up 10:00am Oliver Buttling View details & register » 3
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
16 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Hunstanton Heacham 1:30pm Erna Gotyar View details & register » 3
10 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
14 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hessle Hessle Foreshore 1:00pm Edwin Lowe View details & register » 3
02 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hessle Hessle Foreshore 10:30am Nadia King View details & register » 3
14 January 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
11 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
09 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
13 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
10 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
21 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
09 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
22 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:30am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
22 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3