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: 2020-07-14
08 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Coldingham Coldingham Sands 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
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
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
Durham Hartlepool Crimdon beach 11:00am Louise Harrington View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay 10:30am Mark Sheridan View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Corran Esplanade South #1 11:00am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
Durham Hartlepool Crimdon 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Cornwall Padstow Daymer Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot 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
25 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cornelian Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes 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
15 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
21 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 12:00pm Lina Olim View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Crantock Crantock 3:30pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban Creagan Bay 12:30pm Janie Steele View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Mablethorpe Crook Bank 2:00pm Roger Briggs View details & register » 3
Devon Croyde Croyde 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Neath Port Talbot Swansea Crymlyn Burrows 10:00am Ben Sampson View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear North Shields Cullercoats 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Maybole Culzean Gas House 1:00pm Ian Cornforth View details & register » 3
Kent Deal Deal 9:30am Wendy Boorman View details & register » 3
29 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 11:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
08 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 11:30am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
05 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 10:00am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Seaford Cuckmere Haven West 10:45am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Danes Dyke 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Dawlish Dawlish Warren NNR 12:00pm Stephen Edwards View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Dawlish Dawlish Warren NNR 10:00am Stephen Edwards View details & register » 3
02 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Deal Deal 10:00am Wendy Boorman View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Lydd Dengemarsh 9:00am Pete Neale View details & register » 3
13 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Lydd Dengemarsh 9:00am Pete Neale View details & register » 3
16 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3