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: 2020-07-09
28 April 2019
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar - east of metal bridge 9:00am Leigh Paterson View details & register » 3
26 March 2019
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Argyll and Bute Kirn Kirn 10:00am Anoushka Havinden View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 11:00am Ben Appleby View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Teithil Beach 11:00am Ewen Leslie View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:00am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Tighnabruaich Ostel Bay 10:00am Caren Adams View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Traethgwyn 12:30pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Gruline The Corran 11:00am Marie Fox View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 12:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Carmarthenshire Ferryside Carmarthen Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
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Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 9:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 1:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
28 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Dunoon West Bay 11:00am Natalie Hirst View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:00am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
11 April 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
18 July 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Argyll and Bute Arrochar Arrochar Shore 9:30am Helen Kennedy View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
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Berkshire Bracknell RIVER The Bull Brook, Bracknell, Horndean Road 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
04 April 2018
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Berkshire Bracknell RIVER The Bull Brook, Bracknell, Horndean Road 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
19 April 2018
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Berkshire Slough RIVER -Jubilee at Jubilee River Riverside Center Slough 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
12 June 2018
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Berkshire Reading RIVER: The Danall, Hills Meadow, Reading. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
08 June 2018
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Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Claire Godfrey View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 11:00am Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Harbour Beach, New Quay 3:00pm Laura Evans View details & register » 3
07 June 2018
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Bridgend Porthcawl Newton Bay 10:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Bridgend Porthcawl Trecco Bay 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Dolau Beach 12:00pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
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Bridgend Porthcawl Sker (South) 1:00pm Shaun Bastin View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
06 June 2018
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Buckinghamshire Chesham Chesham Moor: River Chess, Chesham 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
15 May 2018
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Buckinghamshire Aylesbury Bear Brook, Coldharbour Way, Aylesbury 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
10 April 2020
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Carmarthenshire Burry Port Burry Port Beach (West) 10:00am Selina Medwell View details & register » 3
12 January 2019
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Ceredigion Aberystwyth Tan-y-Bwlch 10:00am Peter Drake View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Ceredigion Borth Ynyslas beach 1 2:00pm Ali Chedgy View details & register » 3
Ceredigion Borth Borth 11:00am Philip Stallard View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
11 September 2018
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Ceredigion Aberaeron Llanrhystud 4:00pm Aline Denton View details & register » 3
11 March 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
21 April 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:30pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
23 June 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
30 June 2018
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City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
04 June 2018
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City of Edinburgh Portobello Portobello Beach at Towerbank School 2:00pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3