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: 2020-07-11
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton i360 11:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Brodick Brodick Beach 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Fife Buckhaven Buckhaven Old Harbour 11:00am Allen Armstrong View details & register » 3
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 4:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
Carmarthenshire Ferryside Carmarthen Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 10:00am Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
27 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 11:00am Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 11:00am Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 10:30am Fiona Snowdon View details & register » 3
Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry East End 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Antrim Larne Browns Bay 10:30am Elena Aceves-Cully View details & register » 3
Na h-Eileanan Siar Brue Brue 11:00am Janet Marshall View details & register » 3
Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
East Sussex Rye Camber Sands 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry RNLI beach left hand side 3:15pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
Dundee City Dundee Broughty Ferry RNLI beach right hand side 3:30pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 3:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 2:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
29 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 2:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
17 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 3:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 7:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Whithorn Cairndoon to Claymoddie, Nr Whithorn 10:00am Anne Connick View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
10 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Carmarthenshire Burry Port Burry Port Beach (West) 10:00am Selina Medwell View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Formby Cabin Hill NNR (Formby) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
25 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
16 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Happisburgh cart gap happisburgh 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3