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: 2020-07-15
28 May 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
25 June 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 July 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
29 October 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
26 November 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
17 December 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven Whitehaven North Shore 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
14 February 2020
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Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Dumfries and Galloway Whithorn Cairndoon to Claymoddie, Nr Whithorn 10:00am Anne Connick View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Whiting Bay Sandbraes (Northeast of Kingscross Burn) 12:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 9:30am St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay whitley 10:00am Pamela Roberts View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 1:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Whitley Sands (St Mary’s Lighthouse) 1:00pm Emmajo Haslam View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
Suffolk Woodbridge Bawdsey Quay 12:00pm Barbara Zion View details & register » 3
07 April 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
27 May 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Whitley sands (North) 2:00pm Lynette Friend View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 12:00pm St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay whitley 2:00pm Pamela Roberts View details & register » 3
Suffolk Woodbridge Shingle Street 10:00am Chris Sanderson View details & register » 3
Devon Woolacombe Woolacombe - Mill Rock (Section 1) 10:30am Dave Jolley View details & register » 3
Cumbria Workington Oldside 9:45am CAMMISH SUSAN View details & register » 3
West Sussex Worthing Worthing (Pier to Pool) 12:45pm Barbara Pilley Shaw View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 10:30am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay Collywell Bay 11:00am Martin Porton View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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East Sussex Winchelsea Winchelsea Beach 5:30pm Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
06 January 2019
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East Sussex Winchelsea Winchelsea Beach 1:00pm Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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East Sussex Winchelsea Winchelsea Beach 4:00pm Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Withernsea Withernsea 3:00pm Samantha Hunt View details & register » 3
Suffolk Woodbridge Shingle Street 10:30am Chris Sanderson View details & register » 3
Devon Woolacombe Woolacombe - Mill Rock (Section 1) 11:00am Dave Jolley View details & register » 3
West Sussex Worthing Worthing - Pool to Esplanade 10:15am Roger Clarke View details & register » 3
20 October 2018
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East Riding of Yorkshire Withernsea Withernsea 10:00am Samantha Hunt View details & register » 3
04 May 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Withernsea Withernsea 10:30am Samantha Hunt View details & register » 3
05 March 2018
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Cumbria Workington Oldside 10:00am Raegan Blacker View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Cumbria Workington Harrington North 10:30am Raegan Blacker View details & register » 3
23 December 2019
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Cumbria Workington Oldside 12:30pm CAMMISH SUSAN View details & register » 3
22 April 2018
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing west of Sailing Club 10:30am Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing: Heene Road to West Street 10:30am Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
14 October 2018
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing: Heene Road to West Street 10:45am Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
10 October 2018
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing west of Sailing Club 11:00am Andrea Pagliaro View details & register » 3
28 February 2019
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing - George V (west) 10:00am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
21 November 2018
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing - George V (west) 12:30pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
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West Sussex Worthing Worthing - Wallace Ave to George V Ave 10:00am Julia Hoare View details & register » 3