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: 2020-07-11
21 September 2019
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Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
Cornwall Helston Gunwalloe Fishing Cove Shore 10:00am David Roberts View details & register » 3
East Sussex Hove Hove King Alfred Leisure Centre 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Norfolk Hunstanton New Hunstanton 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
28 March 2020
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Hampshire Havant Budds Farm 9:30am John Goodspeed View details & register » 3
27 June 2019
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Cornwall Hayle Haven Leisure, Riviere Sands Holiday Park (Haven / Bluff Inn) - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
18 July 2019
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Cornwall Hayle Beachside Holiday Park - Hayle 10:00am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
08 August 2019
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Cornwall Hayle North Quay - Hayle 2:00pm Paul Clark View details & register » 3
24 October 2019
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Cornwall Hayle Gwithian (Towans Car Park) 9:30am Paul Clark View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
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Hampshire Hayling Island Hayling West Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot 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
Norfolk Holt Cley Beach / Blakeney Point 10:00am Alex Green View details & register » 3
Shetland Islands Houss Taing 12:00pm Keira Tulloch View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
01 December 2019
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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
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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
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Lancashire Heysham Half Moon Bay 2 6:30pm Kathryn McAdam View details & register » 3
22 November 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
04 November 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
23 September 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
Northumberland Holy Island Lindisfarne Castle Headland (National Trust) 3:00pm Jane Lancaster View details & register » 3
Swansea Horton Horton 10:30am Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
08 December 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
14 July 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:00pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 September 2019
County Nearest townsort icon Beach Time Organiser Publicity
Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
30 June 2019
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
08 March 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
19 April 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
18 May 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
27 September 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 1:30pm thomas norbury View details & register » 3
07 February 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Altcar beach 10:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
21 March 2020
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Merseyside Hightown Hightown 11:00am thomas norbury View details & register » 3
East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 10:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
26 July 2019
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Essex Holland-on-Sea Holland Beach Brighton Road 4:00pm Sarah Hazelton View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 11:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
11 January 2020
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 12:15pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 May 2020
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hornsea Mappleton 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
10 September 2019
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West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 2:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
10 December 2019
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West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 1:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
08 January 2020
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West Sussex Hove EDF Energy Beach 2 1:00pm Julia Hoare View details & register » 3
07 March 2020
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East Riding of Yorkshire Hull Paull 10:30am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
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North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3