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: 2020-07-07
15 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
City of Edinburgh Edinburgh portobello 11:00am Alyssa Stoller View details & register » 3
28 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 2:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Highland Portmahomack Portmahomack 12:30pm Blair Watson View details & register » 3
Highland Kinlochbervie Polin 2:30pm Carrie Weager View details & register » 3
Kent Birchington Plumpudding (Minnis Bay) 2:30pm Tony Child View details & register » 3
Cornwall Polzeath Pentireglaze Haven 3:00pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
Kent Cliffsend Pegwell Bay 10:00am Tony Child View details & register » 3
Argyll and Bute Tighnabruaich Ostel Bay 10:00am Caren Adams View details & register » 3
Cumbria Workington Oldside 9:45am CAMMISH SUSAN View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 10:30am Pat Smith View details & register » 3
Cornwall Newquay Porth Beach, Newquay beach 2:00pm Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Hampshire Fareham Portchester 10:30am Paul Woodman View details & register » 3
Dumfries and Galloway Port Logan Port Logan 1:00pm Kerry Monteith View details & register » 3
Devon Teignmouth Point Beach, Teignmouth 3:30pm Phil Bullivant View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hastings Pett Level 10:00am Andy Dinsdale View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 2:30pm Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Conwy Abergele Pensarn 9:30am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Conwy Penrhyn Bay Penrhyn Bay beach, Colwyn Bay, North Wales 12:45pm Marie Jones View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Porthpean 1:00pm Pat Smith View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall Portscatho Porthcurnick 10:00am Jen Tyler View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Pirnmill Pirnmill 10:00am Mark Harwood View details & register » 3
09 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Isle of Anglesey Rhosneigr Porth Nobla 10:00am Gethin Jones View details & register » 3
26 May 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Gwynedd Tudweiliog Porth Dinllaen 10:30am Phil Higham View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
Devon Paignton Paignton Pier 5:30pm Jules Agate View details & register » 3
03 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Suffolk Ipswich Pipers Vale 8:30am George Seinet View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
Cornwall St Austell Pentewan 10:00am Rebecca Constant View details & register » 3
21 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Cliffsend Pegwell Bay 10:00am Tony Child View details & register » 3
21 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Kent Cliffsend Pegwell Bay 10:00am Tony Child View details & register » 3
05 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 10:00am Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Peacehaven Peacehaven 1:00pm Elaine WELSH View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Riding of Yorkshire Hull Paull 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
27 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Norfolk Walcott Ostend Happisburgh 11:00am Michelle Duddy View details & register » 3
23 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Workington Oldside 12:30pm CAMMISH SUSAN View details & register » 3