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. On distance to travel, please always follow the government, and local council rules, where you are
  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: 2020-08-12
20 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 2:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Cayton Bay North 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 April 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Anstruther Cellardyke 10:30am Kellie Scullion View details & register » 3
17 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Chalkwell Station 10:00am Jo Loman View details & register » 3
16 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Chalkwell Station 11:00am Jo Loman View details & register » 3
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
Highland Fortrose Chanonry Point 10:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3
Dorset Kimmeridge Chapman's Pool Beach 1:30pm Jake Sculthorp View details & register » 3
Dorset Weymouth Chesil - Big Beach Clean-up 11:00am Marc Kativu-Smith View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 3:00pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 1:00pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Dorset Bournemouth Chines (Harvester area) 3:00pm Hanna Wye View details & register » 3
Devon Brixham Churston Cove 2:00pm Jane Morey View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea (near the hospital/pier) 11:00am Hannah Barclay View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Devon Modbury Challaborough Bay 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Isle of Man Port St Mary Chapel 9:00am Michelle Haywood View details & register » 3
Lincolnshire Chapel St Leonards Chapel Point 10:00am Dave Miller View details & register » 3
Dorset Charmouth Charmouth - West of River Char 2:30pm Alison Ferris View details & register » 3
Dorset Dorchester Chesil Beach - From Cove House Inn heading northwards 12:45pm Lorraine Burchell View details & register » 3
West Sussex Chichester Chichester Marina to Copperas Point 10:00am Christina Hall View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 9:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
04 August 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Fortrose Chanonry Point 11:00am Ed Marriott View details & register » 3
28 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Chapel St Leonards Chapel Point 12:00pm Dave Miller View details & register » 3
05 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Lincolnshire Chapel St Leonards Chapel Point 10:00am Dave Miller View details & register » 3
02 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 11:00am Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
14 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Agnes Chapel Porth 12:00pm Steve Sudworth View details & register » 3
15 September 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Dorset Charmouth Charmouth - West of River Char 3:00pm Ali Ferris View details & register » 3
Dorset Portland Chesil Beach (4) Shore 10:00am Jules Kelley View details & register » 3
06 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Buckinghamshire Chesham Chesham Moor: River Chess, Chesham 11:00am Billy Coburn View details & register » 3
03 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
24 March 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 2:00pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
07 July 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
13 May 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 10:30am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
03 November 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
23 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:00pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:30am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
13 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
19 January 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 12:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach Portishead RNLI 10:00am Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
Dorset Bournemouth Chines (Harvester area) 3:00pm Hanna Wye View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea (near the hospital/pier) 1:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Somerset Portishead Chesil Beach (The Royal Inn Pub) 1:30pm Maria Quinn View details & register » 3
31 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Chichester Chichester Marina to Copperas Point 2:00pm Christina Hall View details & register » 3
30 March 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Selsey Church Norton Spit 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
West Sussex Selsey Church Norton Spit 10:00am Francis Parfrement View details & register » 3
27 April 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 10:00am Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
14 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton Beach - Groyne 41 6:00pm Ewelina Majewska View details & register » 3
07 June 2018
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Clacton-on-Sea: Martello Tower 10:00am Stephen Cottis View details & register » 3