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: 2020-07-08
15 March 2020
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Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 2:00pm Kayleigh Relf View details & register » 3
30 March 2018
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West Sussex West Wittering East Head 12:30pm Lee Walther View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
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West Sussex West Wittering East Head 1:00pm Lee Walther View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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West Sussex West Wittering East Head A 9:30am Lee Walther View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
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West Sussex West Wittering East Head 6:00pm Kerry Jordan View details & register » 3
Hampshire Warsash Warsash 9:00am Hana Blackburn View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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West Sussex West Wittering East Head 10:30am Lee Walther View details & register » 3
Hampshire Warsash Warsash Foreshore / Hook Spit 1:00pm Steven Broom View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Merseyside West Kirby West Kirby 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Dorset Wareham Worbarrow Bay 1:30pm Sarah Hodgson View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Tywyn Tywyn 10:00am Dawn Thomas View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Devon West Charleton West Charleton Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
10 May 2018
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Hertfordshire Welwyn garden City Stanborough Park River Lea 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
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Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Holkham 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
09 September 2018
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Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Holkham 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
21 October 2018
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Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Holkham 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
27 May 2018
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Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Wells Beach 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
23 December 2018
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Norfolk Wells-next-the-Sea Wells Beach 10:00am Holkham National Nature Reserve View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
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Dorset Wareham Worbarrow Bay 11:00am Sarah Hodgson View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Dorset Wareham Worbarrow Bay 10:30am Denise Swan-Jenkins View details & register » 3
13 May 2018
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Merseyside Wallasey New Brighton 4:30pm Faye Forbes View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Merseyside Wallasey New Brighton beach 11:00am Lindsey Stowell Smith View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey Harrison Drive, Wallasey 11:30am Justine Millard View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth King Edward's Bay 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
10 February 2019
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Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
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Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
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Gwynedd Tudweiliog Porth Dinllaen 10:30am Phil Higham View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
10 June 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
17 June 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
24 June 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
29 July 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
05 August 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
12 August 2018
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South Ayrshire Troon Barassie 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3