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
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Port St Mary Chapel 9:00am Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
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
Dorset Dorchester Chesil Beach - From Cove House Inn heading northwards 12:45pm Lorraine Burchell 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
Conwy Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay 10:30am Mark Sheridan View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Dorset Bournemouth Chines (Harvester area) 3:00pm Hanna Wye View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea (near the hospital/pier) 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Norfolk Holt Cley Beach / Blakeney Point 10:00am Alex Green View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
31 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Chichester Chichester Marina to Copperas Point 2:00pm Christina Hall View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Selsey Church Norton Spit 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
14 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 6:00pm Ewelina Majewska View details & register » 3
24 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 1:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 2:00pm Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Essex Canvey Island Concord Beach 10:00am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
25 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
26 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
23 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:30am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
18 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
03 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Clevedon Clevedon Pier 10:00am Abbie Edbrooke View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Cocklawburn 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
24 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
28 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Canvey Island Concord Beach 10:30am Tracey Baylis View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 4:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3