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: 2020-09-27
24 October 2018
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Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 9:30am adam spear View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Vale of Glamorgan Ogmore-by-Sea Ogmore 12:00pm Catalena Angele View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 12:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay whitley 2:00pm Pamela Roberts View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
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Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 9:30am St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitburn Jackie's Beach 10:00am Judith Briggs View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay whitley 10:00am Pamela Roberts View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 1:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Whitley Sands (St Mary’s Lighthouse) 1:00pm Emmajo Haslam View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Tyne and Wear South Shields Marsden Bay 12:00pm Dougie Holden View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Sunderland Marina 1:00pm Sharon Lashley View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
10 April 2019
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
27 May 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Whitley sands (North) 2:00pm Lynette Friend View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Tyne and Wear Tynemouth King Edward's Bay 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:30pm Kate Goodwill View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
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Swansea Llangennith Llangennith 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
23 February 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:00pm View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
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Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 10:00am View details & register » 3