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: 2020-07-15
17 December 2017
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:00am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
21 January 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:00am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
20 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
17 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
19 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:00am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
Dorset Bridport West Bay, West Beach 10:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Wembury 2:30pm Jessica Tatton-Brown View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
21 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
18 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
16 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
15 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton West beach LNR 9:30am jaci blackmore View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Bridport West Bay, West Beach 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Northumberland Amble Warkworth 10:30am Lynne Russell View details & register » 3
14 December 2017
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 11:15am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 11:15am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian North Berwick West Bay, North Berwick 10:45am Mary McAllister View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay west 1:00pm Mark Burnell View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Elie West Bay - Earlsferry 10:30am Dorothy Anderson View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Dunoon West Bay 10:00am Anoushka Havinden View details & register » 3
28 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Dunoon West Bay 11:00am Natalie Hirst View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Plymouth Wembury 1:30pm Jessica Tatton-Brown View details & register » 3
Hampshire Warsash Warsash Foreshore / Hook Spit 1:00pm Steven Broom View details & register » 3
16 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
London Borough of Brent Kingsbury Welsh Harp Reservoir: Neasden Recreation Ground 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Wells Beach 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
23 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Wells Beach 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Bude Welcombe Mouth 2:00pm Laura Carolan View details & register » 3
27 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Middlesex Edgware Watling Park, Burnt Oak Brook 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 11:00am Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 4:00pm Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Warsash Warsash 9:00am Hana Blackburn View details & register » 3
29 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Abersoch Warren Beach 10:30am Phil Higham View details & register » 3
11 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:30pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
23 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 9:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3