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: 2020-09-25
21 September 2019
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Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
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Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 11:00am Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 12:00pm Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 2:00pm Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Merryn Porthcothan 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
Guernsey St Peter Port Castle Cornet Shingle Beach 12:30pm Vanessa Crispini-Adams View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 10:30am Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Crinnis Beach 10:00am Victoria Newman View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 4:00pm Jo Plester View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Lorna Dow View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire St Davids Abereiddy Bay 2:00pm Cleopatra Browne View details & register » 3
Guernsey St Saviours L'Eree 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 2:30pm Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Cumbria St Bees St Bees Beach 11:00am Melanie Greggain View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Julie Ellis View details & register » 3
Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 11:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Guernsey St Martin Saint's Bay 3:00pm Vanessa Crispini-Adams View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
06 May 2018
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Cornwall St Austell Crinnis Beach 11:00am Victoria Newman View details & register » 3
14 February 2018
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Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 11:00am Jo Plester View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
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Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
20 March 2020
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Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
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Pembrokeshire St Davids Abereiddy Bay 9:00am Cleopatra Browne View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
15 July 2019
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Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 11:00am Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 12:00pm Clare Packman View details & register » 3
31 May 2018
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Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 10:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
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Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
30 December 2017
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
27 January 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
28 April 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
02 June 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3