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
13 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
10 August 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
07 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
05 October 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
02 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
30 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
21 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 9:30am David Hewitt View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Cleveleys Rossall Beach (Cleveleys) 1:30pm David Hewitt View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Fleetwood Rossall 12:00pm Graeme Nuttall View details & register » 3
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March 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
Pembrokeshire Fishguard Pwllgwaelod 12:00pm Sara Forrest View details & register » 3
East Lothian Prestonpans Prestonpans East Beach 1:00pm Anke Bremer View details & register » 3
11 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 3:00pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay South 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
Antrim Rathlin Island Rathlin Church Bay North 1:30pm David Quinney Mee View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Rosemarkie Rosemarkie 9:30am Anne Phillips View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 10:30am David March View details & register » 3
14 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
20 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Whitby Robin Hood's Bay 11:00am David March View details & register » 3
26 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside, Gillingham - Sharp's Green Bay 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
10 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:30am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
07 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Motney Car Park 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Gillingham Riverside - Eastcourt Drive Entrance 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Denbighshire Rhyl Rhyl East (Children's village to Lifeboat Station) 10:30am Katherine Todd View details & register » 3
Kent Hythe Princes Parade 10:30am Linda Hardware View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Conwy Rhos-on-sea Rhos-On-Sea 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
Bridgend Porthcawl Rest Bay 6:00pm Anne Davidson View details & register » 3
South Ayrshire Prestwick Prestwick (South) 11:00am Lisa Perrie View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh South Queensferry Queensferry High Street 1:30pm Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3