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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-09-28
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 March 2020
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
Norfolk Hunstanton Titchwell Marsh 10:00am Carrie Carey 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
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 5:30pm Matt Barnes 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
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
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
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
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 3:00pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Hunstanton Titchwell Marsh 10:30am Carrie Carey View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Aveton Gifford Tidal Road 11:00am Stuart Watts View details & register » 3
08 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 12:00pm Claire Hannington View details & register » 3
02 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Three Cliffs Bay 12:30pm Roy Church View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Thorpe Bay 11:00am Displays Sealife Adventure View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Thorpe Bay 12:00pm Displays Sealife Adventure View details & register » 3
09 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Thornwick Bay 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
31 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Isle of Wight Thorness Bay 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth The Haven (North Pier) 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Gruline The Corran 11:00am Marie Fox View details & register » 3