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
29 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:00am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
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
18 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Eyemouth 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
04 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 2:00pm Harry & Claire Rodgers View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Paignton Fairy Cove 3:00pm anne brooks View details & register » 3
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe Pier Heading North 6:15pm Paul Bailey View details & register » 3
Angus Ferryden Ferryden 10:30am Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
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
23 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe (Manor Terrace) 10:30am Kate Osborne View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Filey 11:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe (Manor Terrace) 10:30am Kate Osborne View details & register » 3
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
15 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Felixstowe Felixstowe (Manor Terrace) 10:30am Kate Osborne View details & register » 3
30 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 8:30am Jennifer Reid 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
27 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 11:00am Bethany Figoni 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
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