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: 2020-07-03
28 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
22 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk North Walsham Walcott 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Lower Upnor Upnor 10:45am Wanda Wright View details & register » 3
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 10:00am Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
Gwynedd Tywyn Tywyn 10:00am Dawn Thomas View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Treyarnon Bay 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Devon Torpoint Tregantle Beach, Whitsand Bay 2:00pm Leoni Adams View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 1:30pm Harriet Robins View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Uphill Beach - north links road 2:00pm Kayleigh Relf View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
20 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Chetney Under Kings Ferry Bridge 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
15 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
10 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
24 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
05 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
19 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
25 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
11 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
02 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
30 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
14 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
28 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
09 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
23 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
20 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
South Ayrshire Troon Troon South Beach 10:00am Joy Melville View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Andrew Excell View details & register » 3
Cornwall Trevone Trevone Bay 2:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Trecco Bay 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 11:45am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Andrew Excell View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Traethgwyn 12:30pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Trimley Trimley Marsh 10:00am Naina Mistry View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Trevone Trevone Bay 12:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr 1:30pm Simone Williams View details & register » 3
17 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 1:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 12:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
10 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Penmaen Tor Bay 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Argyll and Bute Tobermory Tobermory Beach 1:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3