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
08 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Bridlington Fraisthorpe Beach 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gloucestershire Gloucester Fretherne 1:30pm Jenny Parsons View details & register » 3
Kent Sheerness Garrison Point Beach 9:00am IAN ARNELL View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Oban George Street - Oban Bay 10:30am Janie Steele View details & register » 3
East Lothian Longniddry Gosford Bay 8:30am Kelly Wright View details & register » 3
Hampshire Isle of Wight Grange chine, Grange farm 9:45am Sarah and Anne Marshall and Sayer View details & register » 3
Norfolk Yarmouth Great Yarmouth (South) 3:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
East Lothian Gullane Gullane Bents Main Beach East End 12:00pm Clare Cavers View details & register » 3
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
10 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 1:30pm Dean Knight View details & register » 3
03 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Skegness Gibraltar Point (North) Nature Reserve 10:00am Vicki Bush View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Tain Glenmorangie 1:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Banff Greenbanks Bay 10:00am Jodie Rhodes View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Hayburn Wyke 1:00pm Zoe Frank View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Great Yarmouth Gorleston Beach 9:30am Melanie Ruse View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Filey Gristhorpe Bay South 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
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
05 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 6:00pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 6:00pm Kathryn McAdam 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
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