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
30 September 2019
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Fife North Queensferry Ferrycraigs north Queensferry 8:30am Jennifer Reid View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Highland North Kessock Scarabs / Lower Craigton 11:00am john paterson View details & register » 3
Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
Ceredigion New Quay Traethgwyn 12:30pm Verity Tonge View details & register » 3
Highland Nairn East Nairn Beach 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 3 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 2 11:00am Gaynor Allen View details & register » 3
East Lothian Musselburgh Fisherrow 10 10:00am Sam Pringle View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose St Cyrus Sands 1:00pm Simon Ritchie View details & register » 3
Angus Monifieth Monifieth 11:00am Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Highland Nigg Nigg (from slipway) 11:30am Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Newburgh Forvie National Nature Reserve 11:00am David Pickett View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Newborough Newborough Llanddwyn Bay 12:00pm Laura Williams View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Morecambe Central 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Lancashire Morecambe Sandylands north Morecambe 10:30am tracey holt View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 2:00pm Doug McLaren View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 1:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Lunan Bay North 12:00pm Crawford Paris View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Minehead 2:00pm Mark Ward View details & register » 3
Somerset Minehead Bossington Beach 11:00am Peter Dlugiewicz View details & register » 3
Pembrokeshire Milford Haven Westdale Bay 2:30pm Sue Burton View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Cornwall Newquay Watergate Bay 4:00pm Sheree Reynolds View details & register » 3
Cornwall Mullion Mullion Cove 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Angus Montrose Montrose 2:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
Isle of Anglesey Menai Bridge Tal-y-Foel 10:00am Frankie Hobro View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 10:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 September 2019
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 11:30am Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:30pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
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Cornwall Newlyn Sandy Cove 1:00pm Rob Seebold View details & register » 3
26 September 2019
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Down Newcastle Newcastle 12:00pm Jamie Edmonds View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
09 November 2019
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 1:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
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Northumberland Newbiggin-by-the-Sea Newbiggin-by-the-Sea 2:00pm Elaine Brown View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
06 October 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
24 October 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
29 December 2019
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
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Norfolk Mundesley Mundesley 12:00pm Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
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Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 11:30am Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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Angus Montrose Scurdie Ness South 12:00pm Kelly Ann Dempsey View details & register » 3
19 August 2019
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Devon Modbury Bigbury 10:00am Michael Hoole View details & register » 3
04 March 2020
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Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
05 December 2019
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Kent Minster on Sea Minster Leas 10:00am Belinda Lamb View details & register » 3
27 June 2020
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North Ayrshire Millport Pottery Bay 10:15am Lorraine Aldridge View details & register » 3