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
26 July 2018
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Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 6:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Northumberland Alnwick Seaton Point 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 1:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 1:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
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Northumberland Alnwick Low Newton (Newton Point) 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
26 March 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
30 March 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Boulmer 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
01 April 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Seaton Point 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
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Northumberland Alnwick Alnmouth 2:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
18 February 2018
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Aldeburgh (Moote Hall to Lifeboat Station) 10:00am Beverley Rogers View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Aldeburgh (Moote Hall to Lifeboat Station) 10:00am Beverley Rogers View details & register » 3
Fife Aberdour Blacksands 10:45am Gemma Thompson View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 11:45am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Aldeburgh Fort Green Car Park 4:00pm Alona Ochert View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls View details & register » 3
Conwy Abergele Pensarn 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:30am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
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Suffolk Aldeburgh Slaughden 9:30am Patrick Nicholls View details & register » 3
12 January 2019
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Ceredigion Aberystwyth Tan-y-Bwlch 10:00am Peter Drake View details & register » 3
Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:30am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
29 May 2019
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Gwynedd Abersoch Warren Beach 10:30am Phil Higham View details & register » 3
25 February 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
08 July 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour (South Shore) 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
10 November 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
17 August 2018
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 1:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
16 November 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Torry Battery 12:00pm Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen 10:00am Sadie Gorvett View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
14 June 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen Harbour (South Shore) 2:00pm Iain House View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Aberdeen North N1 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
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Aberdeen City Aberdeen Donmouth 10:00am Iain House View details & register » 3
11 September 2018
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Ceredigion Aberaeron Llanrhystud 4:00pm Aline Denton View details & register » 3
19 February 2018
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Lancashire Formby Formby (Lifeboat Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3