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: 2020-07-15
23 September 2019
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Essex Canvey Island Lobster Smack 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Concord Beach 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 2:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
28 February 2020
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Essex Canvey Island Concord Beach 10:30am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
19 September 2019
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Angus Carnoustie Barry Sands West 5:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
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Angus Carnoustie East Haven 9:30am Wendy Murray View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Isle of Man Castletown Fleshwick 5:30pm Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Avon Beach 10:00am Amelia Raine View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Lincolnshire Chapel St Leonards Chapel Point 10:00am Dave Miller View details & register » 3
Dorset Charmouth Charmouth - West of River Char 2:30pm Alison Ferris View details & register » 3
West Sussex Chichester Chichester Marina to Copperas Point 10:00am Christina Hall View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 9:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
20 November 2019
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Kent Chetney Under Kings Ferry Bridge 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
31 July 2019
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West Sussex Chichester Chichester Marina to Copperas Point 2:00pm Christina Hall View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head: Big Beach Clean-up 10:00am Oliver Buttling View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea (near the hospital/pier) 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Walton-on-Naze 9:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
14 August 2019
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 6:00pm Ewelina Majewska View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
17 May 2020
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
19 July 2020
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
01 November 2020
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Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
24 June 2019
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 1:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
26 May 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
23 July 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
18 September 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
03 November 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Somerset Clevedon Layde Bay 10:00am Noren Mckinen View details & register » 3