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
17 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Kilnsea Kilnsea 12:00pm Ian Gedney View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
05 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 9:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 1:00pm Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kames Bay South of The Kames Hotel 11:00am Michaela Blair View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
26 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 1:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
17 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Lowestoft Kessingland Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Rothesay Kerrycroy beach - mid to north end. 2:00pm Sandra MacMillan View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Helston Kennack Sands 3:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
17 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
16 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 11:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
17 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven - Haughs 2:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 11:30am Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Hooe Jennycliffe BEACH 12:00pm lauren fidler View details & register » 3
17 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Hooe Jennycliffe BEACH 11:30am lauren fidler View details & register » 3
21 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Hooe Jennycliffe BEACH 1:30pm Leoni Adams View details & register » 3
27 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Hooe Jennycliffe BEACH 1:30pm lauren fidler View details & register » 3
24 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
17 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
19 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
01 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3