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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-08-14
23 September 2019
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 2:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Brean Down Cove 10:45am Laura Kelly View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Kirkwall Weyland Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Burray Echna Loch Bay 8:30am Kirsty Brown View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay South 12:30pm Jessica Fairbrother View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:00am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:00pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Birsay Marwick 4:00pm Eleanor Davison View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Bossington Beach 11:00am Peter Dlugiewicz View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 1:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven Westdale Bay 2:30pm Sue Burton View details & register » 3
Orkney Islands Stromness Houton 9:30am Megan Taylor View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 11:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Sand Bay 11:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 2:00pm Kayleigh Relf View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
26 May 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Layde Bay 10:00am Noren Mckinen View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
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Shetland Islands Burwick Flat Pund 10:00am Inne Withouck View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
17 January 2020
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
24 January 2020
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Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
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Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Pembrokeshire Fishguard Aber Mawr 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst 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