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: 2020-10-29
28 May 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
25 June 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 July 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Cumbria Grange-over-Sands Humphrey Head 12:30pm Melanie Whalley-Jones View details & register » 3
14 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:30am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
Devon Woolacombe Woolacombe - Mill Rock (Section 1) 10:30am Dave Jolley View details & register » 3
Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 2:00pm Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 10:30am Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Westward Ho! 2:00pm James Hellyer View details & register » 3
Devon West Charleton West Charleton Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Meadfoot 3:30pm Robert Summers View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Devon Kingsbridge South Milton Sands 2:00pm Emma Reece View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Babbacombe Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Instow 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Croyde Croyde 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 2:00pm Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
Devon Seaton Seaton, Devon 10:00am Fran Sinclair View details & register » 3
Devon Teignmouth Point Beach, Teignmouth 3:30pm Phil Bullivant View details & register » 3
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 4:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
Devon Torquay Oddicombe beach 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Devon Brixham St.Marys Beach, Brixham 3:00pm Jessica Churchill-Bissett View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 10:00am Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Wembury 1:30pm Jessica Tatton-Brown View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Paignton Pier 5:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 3:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
04 August 2019
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Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 2:00pm Harry & Claire Rodgers View details & register » 3
19 August 2019
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Devon Modbury Bigbury 10:00am Michael Hoole View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
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Devon Dawlish Dawlish Warren NNR 12:00pm Stephen Edwards View details & register » 3
Devon Slapton Slapton Sands 10:00am Alice Henderson View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
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Devon Plymouth Batten Bay 1:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 2:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
29 December 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 2:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3