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: 2020-08-11
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre - near RSPB reserve 11:30am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 3:00pm Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (Blackpill Lido) 10:00am Robin Bonham View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (360 cafe) 1:30pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Summerleaze 2:30pm Simon Browning View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 12:00pm Kim Norman View details & register » 3
19 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 10:00am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
21 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 11:30am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Flintshire Talacre Talacre 11:00am Kim Norman View details & register » 3
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (360 cafe) 1:00pm Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
Devon Brixham St.Marys Beach, Brixham 3:00pm Jessica Churchill-Bissett View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 10:00am Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
Dorset Swanage Swanage, North Beach 10:00am Paul Jones View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 2:00pm Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
14 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (The Slipway) 10:30am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
29 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (The Slipway) 9:00am William Carter View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Swansea Swansea Bay (Blackpill Lido) 10:00am Robin Bonham View details & register » 3
Cornwall Bude Summerleaze 2:00pm Alison Wood View details & register » 3
Hampshire Gosport Stokes Bay 10:00am Zoe Morrall View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Stevenston Stevenston Beach LNR 10:30am Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
17 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Barry Swanbridge Bay 2:00pm Leonie Richardson View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Whitley Bay St. Mary's Island Local Nature Reserve 9:30am St. Mary's Seal Watch SMSW View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 10:30am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Sunderland Marina 1:00pm Sharon Lashley View details & register » 3
Hampshire Gosport Stokes Bay 11:00am Emma Crane View details & register » 3
Devon Brixham St.Marys Beach, Brixham 11:00am Jessica Churchill-Bissett View details & register » 3
24 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
28 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:00am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:15am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
19 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:30pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
09 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Vale of Glamorgan Penarth Sully Bay 1:00pm Hannah Bevan Mohaffel View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Swanage Studland Bay (Knoll Beach) 10:00am Kevin Rideout View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Swanage Studland Bay (Knoll Beach) 10:30am Kevin Rideout 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
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Swanage Studland Bay (Knoll Beach) 10:30am Kevin Rideout View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 11:00am Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
06 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Steart Steart Peninsula 1:30pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
10 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hertfordshire Welwyn garden City Stanborough Park River Lea 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3