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
20 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
22 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Newport Newport St Brides 9:00am Abbi Taylor View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:15am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Lorna Dow View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight St Helens Tower - Seaview, Nodes Point Holiday Park 2:00pm Daniel Sadler View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 1:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Dorset Swanage Studland Bay (Knoll Beach) 10:30am Kevin Rideout View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 2:00pm Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Julie Ellis View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight St Helens Tower - Seaview, Nodes Point Holiday Park 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 2:00pm Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
Dorset Swanage Swanage, North Beach 10:00am Paul Jones View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 12:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Summerleaze 2:30pm Simon Browning View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (360 cafe) 1:30pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (Blackpill Lido) 10:00am Robin Bonham View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 1:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 12:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Stevenston Stevenston Beach LNR 10:30am Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Hampshire Gosport Stokes Bay 10:00am Zoe Morrall View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Summerleaze 2:00pm Alison Wood View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (Blackpill Lido) 10:00am Robin Bonham View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Dover St Margaret's Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Devon Brixham St.Marys Beach, Brixham 3:00pm Jessica Churchill-Bissett View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (360 cafe) 1:00pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 9:30am St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Brixham St.Marys Beach, Brixham 11:00am Jessica Churchill-Bissett View details & register » 3
Hampshire Gosport Stokes Bay 11:00am Emma Crane View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Sunderland Marina 1:00pm Sharon Lashley View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 10:30am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
10 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hertfordshire Welwyn garden City Stanborough Park River Lea 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
06 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Steart Steart Peninsula 1:30pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 11:00am Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Swanage Studland Bay (Knoll Beach) 10:00am Kevin Rideout View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Swanage Studland Bay (Knoll Beach) 10:30am Kevin Rideout View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
28 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:15am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Barry Swanbridge Bay 2:00pm Leonie Richardson View details & register » 3