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: 2020-07-07
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Broughton Bay and Blue Pool Bay 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Brodick Brodick Beach 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton i360 11:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Beach Music Hall 11:00am Jana Szczepaniak View details & register » 3
Essex Brightlingsea Brightlingsea Paddling Pool Beach 9:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 9:30am Fiona Snowdon View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Beach 11:00am Jana Szczepaniak View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
08 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 11:00am Simon McPherson View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Pier 10:30am Fiona Snowdon View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 11:00am Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
East Sussex Brighton Brighton - Opposite Angel of Peace 10:30am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Dorset Bournemouth Bourne Stream 10:00am Emily Fergusson View details & register » 3
18 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 2:00pm Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 10:00am Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
27 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Brighton Brighton Marina 11:00am Agnes Skipper View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Brightlingsea Brightlingsea Paddling Pool Beach 8:30am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Sands 1:00pm Michael Blades View details & register » 3
Dorset Weymouth Bowleaze Cove 3:00pm Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
03 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 10:30am Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 5:45pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 4:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Dorset Weymouth Bowleaze Cove 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
19 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North Beach Expanse Hotel 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Bridlington North beach 5:00pm Pamela Brown View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Brean Down South 2:00pm Justine Millard View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Bracelet Bay 1:30pm Olivia Baker View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Weston-super-Mare Brean Down Cove 10:45am Laura Kelly View details & register » 3
30 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Bracelet Bay 9:00am William Carter View details & register » 3
18 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Dunbartonshire Clydebank Bowling 7:00am Shion Reynell View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Bournemouth Bournemouth - East Undercliffe 11:00am Justine Wyness View details & register » 3
19 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3