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: 2020-08-12
10 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Brixham Mansands 10:00am Lauren Hutchinson View details & register » 3
Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 11:30am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Brixham Mansands 10:00am Lauren Hutchinson View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 10:30am Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 12:00pm Crawford Paris View details & register » 3
Cornwall Penzance Long Rock Beach (Mounts Bay) 1:00pm William Elliott View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Machrie Machrie Beach 6:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Hilary Maguire View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lochranza Lochranza 11:00am Helen How View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
24 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Mablethorpe Mablethorpe 11:00am kerrie hewitt View details & register » 3
28 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
14 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
12 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
27 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Lunderston Bay 11:00am Greenock Cut Rangers View details & register » 3
27 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Lowestoft Lowestoft North 2:00pm Angelina Hart View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Lower Largo Lower Largo 10:00am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Lobster Smack 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Low Newton (Newton Point) 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Moray Lossiemouth Lossiemouth West 10:00am James Whiteside View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 10:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Lochgoilhead Lochgoilhead 9:00am Karen Pollock View details & register » 3
11 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Ceredigion Aberaeron Llanrhystud 4:00pm Aline Denton View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Llangennith Llangennith 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Llangennith Llangennith 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Llangennith Llangennith 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Llangennith Llangennith 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Llangennith Llangennith 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
21 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Kyle Hill View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Aaron Neal View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 1:30pm Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 1:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3