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: 2020-07-08
29 March 2020
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Lincolnshire Sutton-on-Sea Sutton on Sea 11:15am Lianne Havell View details & register » 3
10 March 2018
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Sunderland Marina 1:00pm Sharon Lashley View details & register » 3
Guernsey St Peter Port Castle Cornet Shingle Beach 12:30pm Vanessa Crispini-Adams View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Merryn Porthcothan 5:00pm Rob Stevenson View details & register » 3
10 April 2019
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 12:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:00pm Ian Graham View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Stevenston Stevenston Beach LNR 10:30am Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 July 2019
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 1:30pm Kate Goodwill View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
19 September 2020
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Tyne and Wear Sunderland Ryhope Village Beach 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Orkney Islands Stromness Houton 9:30am Megan Taylor View details & register » 3
Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 2:00pm Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
Down Strangford Ballyhornan Strand North- Killard 10:00am Ken Orr View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Stevenston Ardeer Point, Stevenston 10:00am Anna McIntyre-Wressnig View details & register » 3
Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
06 April 2019
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Devon Strete Strete Gate (Slapton Sands) 11:00am Vivienne Mugford View details & register » 3
23 September 2018
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Down Strangford Ballyhornan Strand North- Killard 10:00am Ken Orr View details & register » 3
Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 June 2018
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Somerset Steart Steart Peninsula 1:30pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
18 March 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
28 April 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
02 June 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
15 July 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 10:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
11 August 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
21 October 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 December 2018
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 March 2019
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
05 May 2019
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
03 August 2019
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
12 April 2020
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Norfolk Stalham Sea Palling 1:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
31 May 2018
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Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 10:30am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
05 June 2018
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Surrey Staines River Thames, Staines, Slipway next to Thames Lodge. 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Guernsey St Saviours L'Eree 3:00pm Laura Bampton View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Guernsey St Sampson Bordeaux Harbour 12:00pm Clare Packman View details & register » 3
04 March 2018
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Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
15 July 2019
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Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 11:00am Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Pembrokeshire St Nicholas Aber Bach 3:00pm Sophie Hurst View details & register » 3