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: 2020-07-04
15 September 2018
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Guernsey St Martin Saint's Bay 3:00pm Vanessa Crispini-Adams View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 11:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
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Cornwall St Martin Millendreath 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Alderney St Anne Braye 2:00pm Lindsay Pyne View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders St Abbs Starney Bay - Ship Rock 10:00am Karen Woods View details & register » 3
Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
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Pembrokeshire St Davids Abereiddy Bay 2:00pm Cleopatra Browne View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire St Combs St Combs Beach 11:00am Lorna Dow View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Crinnis Beach 10:00am Victoria Newman View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 4:00pm Jo Plester View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 10:30am Tansy Torkington View details & register » 3
19 May 2019
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Pembrokeshire St Davids Abereiddy Bay 9:00am Cleopatra Browne View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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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
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 2:30pm Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Fife St Andrews Maidens rock Beach 1:00pm Tansy Torkington 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 September 2018
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Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 2:00pm Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 12:00pm Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
20 March 2020
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Jersey St Brelade St Brelade 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
06 May 2018
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Cornwall St Austell Crinnis Beach 11:00am Victoria Newman View details & register » 3
14 February 2018
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Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 11:00am Jo Plester View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
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Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 1:00pm Pat Smith View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
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Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 11:00am Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
08 December 2018
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 March 2019
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 June 2019
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
17 August 2019
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 March 2020
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North Yorkshire Speeton Reighton Sands South 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 April 2018
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Suffolk Southwold Covehithe (North) 11:00am Zoe Stewart View details & register » 3
24 March 2018
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Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
09 June 2018
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Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:30am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
23 March 2019
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Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:00am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Suffolk Southwold Southwold - The Denes 10:00am Beach Clean Adnams View details & register » 3
05 May 2018
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Lara Skingsley View details & register » 3
02 June 2018
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:30am Lara Skingsley View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Lara Skingsley View details & register » 3
04 August 2018
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:30am Lara Skingsley View details & register » 3
06 October 2018
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3
03 November 2018
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Hampshire Southsea Southsea 10:00am Jane Di Dino View details & register » 3