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: 2020-07-02
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Broughton Bay and Blue Pool Bay 10:30am Chris Dean View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry East End 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Antrim Larne Browns Bay 10:30am Elena Aceves-Cully View details & register » 3
Devon Bideford Bucks Mills 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
Northumberland Bamburgh Budle Bay (Budle Farm to Budle point) 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:30am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry East End 10:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Antrim Larne Browns Bay 10:30am Elena Aceves-Cully View details & register » 3
Na h-Eileanan Siar Brue Brue 11:00am Janet Marshall View details & register » 3
Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dundee City Broughty Ferry Broughty Ferry RNLI beach left hand side 3:15pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
Dundee City Dundee Broughty Ferry RNLI beach right hand side 3:30pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dundee City Dundee Broughty Ferry RNLI beach right hand side 3:15pm Mary Holligan View details & register » 3
04 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Buckhaven Buckhaven (Buckhaven Harbour - Wemyss Caves) 10:00am Rebecca Bauer View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Buckhaven Buckhaven Old Harbour 12:00pm Allen Armstrong View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Buckhaven Buckhaven Old Harbour 11:00am Allen Armstrong View details & register » 3
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 4:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
23 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 4:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
22 October 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 10:30am Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
23 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 10:30am Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
18 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 10:00am Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
06 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 1:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 3:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
17 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 2:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
29 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 2:30pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
17 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Budleigh Salterton Budleigh Salterton: Lime Kiln 3:00pm Marta Marcote View details & register » 3
02 December 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 February 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 7:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
09 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Burniston Bay 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
13 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:30am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Burnmouth Bay 10:00am Kirsten Marrian View details & register » 3
16 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Burntisland Burntisland 10:30am Jessie Lindsay View details & register » 3
10 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Carmarthenshire Burry Port Burry Port Beach (West) 10:00am Selina Medwell View details & register » 3
18 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Formby Cabin Hill NNR (Formby) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
20 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Formby Cabin Hill NNR (Formby) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3