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: 2020-09-27
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Herm Manor Bear's Beach 4:00pm Nicole Nolan View details & register » 3
Herm Manor Belvoir Bay 7:30am Nicole Nolan View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 10:00am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Beach 10:00am Clean Seas Please View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 2:00pm Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness Boat Club Bay 1:00pm Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Beaulieu Beach 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
22 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill Galley Hill 2:30pm Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
09 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill-on-Sea 9:30am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
09 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Bexhill-on-Sea Bexhill-on-Sea 9:15am Chris Ashford View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Instow Beyond Instow Beach (Second Sandhills) 10:00am Selaine Saxby View details & register » 3
19 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Modbury Bigbury 10:00am Michael Hoole View details & register » 3
19 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Isle of Wight Binnel Bay 12:00pm Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from the stack North) 10:00am Lindsay Archer View details & register » 3
Fife Aberdour Blacksands 10:45am Gemma Thompson View details & register » 3
20 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
15 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 9:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 2 11:00am Barbara Holler View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
27 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 2 10:00am Barbara Holler View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Black Rock Beach 10:30am Libby Darling View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Morfa Bychan Black Rock Sands (Traeth Creagddu) 10:00am David Medcalf View details & register » 3
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Blackhall Blackhall Rocks (from stack South) 10:30am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
29 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:00am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Blackness Blackness 10:30am Lesley Anderson View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Blackwaterfoot Blackwaterfoot Golf Course Beach 3:00pm Ellen Mcmaster View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Seaham Blast Beach 10:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3