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
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 12:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Northumberland Berwick-upon-Tweed Spittal 4:00pm Coast Care View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 1:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Lorna Dow View details & register » 3
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:15am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
Lancashire Lytham St Annes St Annes Pier at Lytham St Annes 10:45am Eleanor Falch View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Julie Ellis View details & register » 3
Cumbria St Bees St Bees Beach 11:00am Melanie Greggain View details & register » 3
Moray Spey Bay Spey Bay 1:00pm Lorna Hall View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - North from Pier 10:00am Daniel Wareing View details & register » 3
14 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 2:00pm Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
29 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Dalgety Bay St Bridget's Kirk 10:30am Joaquin Blasco View details & register » 3
22 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Newport Newport St Brides 9:00am Abbi Taylor View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 2:00pm Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
20 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
24 January 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
14 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
09 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
25 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
12 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
14 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
31 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
28 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
25 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
28 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
26 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
28 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
30 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 2:00pm Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
26 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
14 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Whitehaven St Bees 10:30am Sophie Badrick View details & register » 3
24 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
09 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
23 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:00am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:00am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
05 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Portsmouth Southsea Parade Pier 1:00pm View details & register » 3
02 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
01 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Hampshire Southsea Southsea End (Rock Gardens) 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3