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
24 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Gwithian (Towans Car Park) 9:30am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Ham Common 12:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Merseyside Wallasey Harrison Drive, Wallasey 11:30am Justine Millard View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings Hastings nr Crazy Golf 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Hampshire Hayling Island Hayling West Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head: Big Beach Clean-up 10:00am Oliver Buttling View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 10:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 11:00am Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
10 June 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 6:30pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
04 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
04 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 9:30am Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
02 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
01 August 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
03 October 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
07 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
05 December 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hastings Hastings Beach - White Rock Road 10:30am Lara Quinn View details & register » 3
27 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Hayle Haven Leisure, Riviere Sands Holiday Park (Haven / Bluff Inn) - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
Dorset Poole Holes Bay North 8:30am Louis Sherman View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 9:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
09 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Tyne and Wear Sunderland Hendon 11:00am Ian Graham View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Christchurch Hengistbury Head 10:00am Amanda Onur View details & register » 3
22 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
04 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:00pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
27 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 11:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
26 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Holland-on-Sea Holland Beach Brighton Road 4:00pm Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3