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: 2020-07-07
07 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 10:00am Alex Graham View details & register » 3
05 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 10:00am Alex Graham View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 10:30am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 9:45am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Meadfoot 3:30pm Robert Summers View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster-on-Sea (Oak lane end) 2:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere beach 10:00am Matt Parrott View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:00am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:00am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 10:30am Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear South Shields Marsden Bay 12:00pm Dougie Holden View details & register » 3
Devon Brixham Mansands 10:00am Lauren Hutchinson View details & register » 3
05 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Leiston Minsmere Haven 11:00am Richard Gilbert View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Minehead 1:30pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 2:00pm Ian McNab View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Largs Meigle Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport South Beach 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
Cumbria Maryport Maryport North Quay 10:30am Mark Vollers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:45am Helen How View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
13 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian North Berwick Milsey Bay (East Beach) 10:30am Francesca Clarke View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 9:30am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 9:30am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 10:00am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Lamlash Margnaheglish Shore 11:00am Timothy Billings View details & register » 3
08 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Margate Margate Sands (Western End) 10:00am Danielle Copperman View details & register » 3
15 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Mappleton Mappleton North 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Brixham Mansands 10:00am Lauren Hutchinson View details & register » 3
24 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Mablethorpe Mablethorpe 11:00am kerrie hewitt View details & register » 3