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: 2020-08-12
25 January 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
25 April 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn 1 (Beck to the Pennant) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn West (Pennant to the lifeguard station) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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North Yorkshire Saltburn Saltburn East (Beck to the cliffs) 10:00am Michelle Dickson View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Devon Salcombe Scoble Bay 1:30pm Nigel Mortimer View details & register » 3
East Sussex Rye Camber Sands 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East - Lifeboat Station to Splash Point 10:30am Keith Jones View details & register » 3
Swansea Rhossili Rhossili 12:30pm kathryn thomas View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 12:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Port St Mary Chapel 9:00am Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Holes Bay North 8:30am Louis Sherman View details & register » 3
Cornwall Polzeath Pentireglaze Haven 3:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 10:30am Jules Agate View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Sandy Bay, Wales 1:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Sandbanks Beach 10:00am Emily Fergusson View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Wembury 1:30pm Jessica Tatton-Brown View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Highland Reraig Balmacara Bay (Reraig) 2:00pm Caroline Austen View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Redcar Coatham sands 11:00am Barbara Webster View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portwrinkle Portwrinkle (East) 10:00am John Kent View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 1:00pm Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Ham Common 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
14 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Traeth Crigyll, Rhosneigr 1:30pm Simone Williams View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
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Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Pirnmill Pirnmill 10:00am Mark Harwood View details & register » 3
27 September 2019
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Antrim Portrush Portrush East Strand 9:30am Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
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Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 2:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
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Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
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Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
27 November 2019
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Devon Plymouth Batten Bay 1:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3