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
23 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Sewerby Steps 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gloucestershire Bristol Severn Beach 11:00am Jennifer Sudworth View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach G 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 7 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 5 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 4 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 2 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 12 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 11 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
West Sussex Selsey Selsey East Beach 1 11:00am Sarah Hughes View details & register » 3
Durham Hartlepool Seaton Carew North 10:30am Sadie Brooks View details & register » 3
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 11:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
Northumberland Ashington Sandy Bay Holiday Park Newbiggin 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
08 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Selwick Bay (accessible beach) 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Seaton Seaton, Devon 10:00am Fran Sinclair View details & register » 3
Norfolk Ormesby Scratby steps 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Sandylands north Morecambe 10:30am tracey holt View details & register » 3
01 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Seaton Point 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
18 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Durham Hartlepool Seaton Carew South 11:00am Glen Caygill View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Angus Montrose Scurdie Ness South 12:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 1:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
29 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 3:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 2:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Scarborough North Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 10:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:30pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:00pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Sandwich Sandwich Bay NNR 9:00am Terry Dean View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Sandsend - Near Sandside cafe 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
05 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Folkestone Sandgate 2:00pm Janet Wilson View details & register » 3