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: 2020-07-09
17 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond Silverknowes Uni of Edinburgh beach Clean Event 10:00am Stuart McLean View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Portobello Portobello West 12:15pm Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Portobello 10:00am Aoife Hutton View details & register » 3
Conwy Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay (East) 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Merryn Porthcothan 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
19 January 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
15 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Silverknowes Silverknowes in front of Boardwalk Cafe 11:00am Eilidh Vandome View details & register » 3
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:00am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Conwy Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay 10:30am Mark Sheridan View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 9:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
21 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 12:00pm Lina Olim View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Conwy Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay beach, Colwyn Bay, North Wales 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Conwy Abergele Pensarn 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 1:30pm Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Conwy Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay 10:30am Mark Sheridan View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
21 June 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Kyle Hill View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Conwy Morfa Conwy 6:30pm Julian Thompson View details & register » 3
Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno West Shore 10:00am Aaron Neal View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Llandudno Llandudno 11:30am Patricia Stone View details & register » 3
09 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Mullion Poldhu 10:00am Alan Noble View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 11:00am Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
Cornwall Port Isaac Port Gaverne 11:00am Sarah Stevens View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Trevone Trevone Bay 12:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
06 May 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Crinnis Beach 11:00am Victoria Newman View details & register » 3
14 February 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 11:00am Jo Plester View details & register » 3
25 March 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 2:00pm ann davies View details & register » 3
14 April 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Torpoint Polhawn 10:30am Claire Wallerstein View details & register » 3
16 June 2018
Countysort icon Nearest town Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Torpoint Polhawn 10:30am Claire Wallerstein View details & register » 3