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
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus 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
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 1:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 2:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 12:30pm Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Red Row Beach (East of Pier) 1:00pm Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 1:00pm Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 1:00pm Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
20 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 10:00am Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 9:30am Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 2:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Harlech Llandanwg Beach 2:00pm Carole Beavis View details & register » 3
15 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton Littlehampton Beach 12:00pm Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton Littlehampton Beach 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
12 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Littlehampton Littlehampton - Sea Road / Hendon Avenue 12:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
04 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 9:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
25 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
15 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 12:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 11:00am Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Limeslade Beach 12:00pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Fife Leven Leven area 2 11:30am Jenny Gilruth View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Red Row Beach (East of Pier) 3:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 3:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 3:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
01 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Red Row Beach (East of Pier) 10:30am Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 10:30am Katie Strang View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 10:30am Katie Strang View details & register » 3
07 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 11:00am Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 11:00am Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 9:30am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
09 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Levington River Foreshore 10:00am Ian Angus View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Leven Leven 10:00am Rebecca Bauer View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Leven Leven 6:00pm Rebecca Bauer View details & register » 3
14 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Inverclyde Gourock Levan Beach 9:00am Stephen Henry View details & register » 3