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: 2020-07-15
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Kent Folkestone Folkestone Harbour Arm to Lower Leas Coastal Park 10:30am Zoë Stevenson View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am David Pickett View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
03 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 1:45pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 10 10:00am Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 4:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Devon Plymouth Fort Bovisand Beach 10:30am Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Flamborough Flamborough North Landing 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
12 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Shetland Islands Burwick Flat Pund 10:00am Inne Withouck View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Man Castletown Fleshwick 5:30pm Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Highland Fortrose Fortrose Beach 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 3:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Gloucestershire Gloucester Fretherne 1:30pm Jenny Parsons View details & register » 3
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Grange chine, Grange farm 9:45am Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
21 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
18 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 10:00am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
25 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
27 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
22 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Formby Formby Freshfield (North Of Victoria Road) 9:45am Andy Laverick View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 1:30pm Dean Knight View details & register » 3
03 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Tain Glenmorangie 1:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Filey Gristhorpe Bay South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3