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: 2020-07-11
21 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Dawlish Dawlish Warren NNR 10:00am Stephen Edwards View details & register » 3
East Sussex Eastbourne Wish Tower 10:00am Oliver Sterno View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Deal Deal 9:30am Wendy Boorman View details & register » 3
Highland Dornoch Dornoch Sands 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Kent Dover Shakespeare Beach 10:00am Sue Bradford View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 11:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
Highland Embo Embo 2 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
02 February 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Deal Deal 10:00am Wendy Boorman View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Dorchester Chesil Beach - From Cove House Inn heading northwards 12:45pm Lorraine Burchell View details & register » 3
Down Dundrum Murlough NNR 10:30am Patrick Lynch View details & register » 3
West Sussex Earnly Medmerry West 9:45am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
East Sussex Eastbourne Birling Gap 10:00am Natasha Sharma View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:00am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Dover St Margaret's Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Dundee City Dundee Broughty Ferry RNLI beach right hand side 3:30pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
31 August 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Dunbar Thorntonloch Beach (East Lothian) 10:30am Torness Visitor Centre View details & register » 3
07 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 2:00pm Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Car Park beach 11:00am Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
Fife Dunfermline Limekilns Brucehaven Road, West of Sailing Club 11:00am Joanna Mcfarlane View details & register » 3
28 September 2019
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Argyll and Bute Dunoon West Bay 11:00am Natalie Hirst View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Eastbourne Wish Tower 10:00am Oliver Sterno View details & register » 3
15 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
16 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 9:30am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
21 August 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 12:00pm Lina Olim View details & register » 3
18 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Cramond 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 10:00am Karen Bates View details & register » 3
15 February 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
15 March 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh Wardie Bay Beach 12:00pm Karen Bates View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
29 June 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
17 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 January 2020
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Linkim Shore 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
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Hampshire Fareham Meon Shore - West 9:30am Tiffany Denton View details & register » 3