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
22 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:30am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:30am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
Suffolk Lowestoft Pakefield Saxon Road 2:30pm paula granfield View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Ovingdean 10:00am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
Suffolk Nacton Orwell estuary beach - Gun Towers to Mansbrook Grove 9:00am Rachael Jackson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Northcott Mouth 2:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 1:00pm Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
06 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hull Paull 1:30pm Rohan Lewis View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hull Paull 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Poole Parkstone Bay 2:00pm Roz Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Paignton Paignton Pier 5:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
11 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Overton Overton 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
10 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Tighnabruaich Ostel Bay 10:00am Caren Adams View details & register » 3
Cumbria Workington Oldside 9:45am CAMMISH SUSAN View details & register » 3
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Workington Oldside 10:00am Raegan Blacker View details & register » 3
23 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Workington Oldside 12:30pm CAMMISH SUSAN View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 2:30pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg 10:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3
24 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 9:30am adam spear View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Torquay Oddicombe beach 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Highland Nigg Nigg (from slipway) 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle North Quay - Hayle 2:00pm Paul Clark View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaton Carew North Gare Sands (Golf Course Entry Point) Stretch 1 10:00am Zoe Fraser View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Normans Bay naturist beach 2:00pm Philip Baker View details & register » 3
Dorset Weymouth Newton's Cove 3:00pm Owen Morgan View details & register » 3
13 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Lowestoft North Beach, Gunton 10:00am Sue Westoby View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Normans Bay naturist beach 2:30pm Philip Baker View details & register » 3
13 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Nicholaston Burrows (Crawley Woods) 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
07 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Bridgend Porthcawl Newton Bay 10:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
02 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Cromarty Newhall Point 10:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3