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
23 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Swansea Horton Horton 10:30am Lauren Eyles View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 4:30pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Lamlash Kingscross to Cordon 1:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
22 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Orkney Islands Stromness Houton 9:30am Megan Taylor View details & register » 3
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 12:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
Devon Instow Instow 10:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 1:30pm Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
Tyne and Wear Tynemouth King Edward's Bay 12:00pm Ana Solomon View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 1:00pm Tara Proud View details & register » 3
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 10:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3
21 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
East Sussex Hove Hove King Alfred Leisure Centre 10:00am Kate Whitton View details & register » 3
Inverclyde Inverkip Inverkip Harbourside 10:00am Victoria Chalmers View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 11:00am Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
Suffolk Lowestoft Kessingland Beach 11:00am Zoe Elliot View details & register » 3
26 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Northumberland Alnwick Howdiemont Sands 10:00am Coast Care View details & register » 3
20 September 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Grange-over-Sands Humphrey Head 4:00pm Melanie Whalley-Jones View details & register » 3
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Lizzie Prior View details & register » 3
North Ayrshire Kilmory Kilmory / Torrylinn Beach, Isle of Arran 2:00pm Helen How View details & register » 3
29 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Cumbria Grange-over-Sands Humphrey Head 12:30pm Melanie Whalley-Jones View details & register » 3
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
16 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Hunmanby Hunmanby Gap 11:45am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
24 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
30 November 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Ayrshire Irvine Irvine Beach 2:00pm Sandra Cuthbertson Hughes View details & register » 3
08 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 9:00am Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
02 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 12:45pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
14 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
North Yorkshire Scarborough Jackson Bay + Burniston Bay 1:00pm Matt Barnes View details & register » 3
23 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
Aberdeenshire Montrose Johnshaven 11:30am Rebecca Chambers View details & register » 3
18 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
20 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
23 February 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
17 May 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
19 July 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
20 September 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
01 November 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Clacton-on-Sea Jaywick Sea Lavender Way – Sea Holly Way 10:30am Teresa Watson View details & register » 3
07 July 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
13 October 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
15 December 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 11:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
05 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Essex Southend-on-Sea Jubilee Beach 10:00am Debbie Fox View details & register » 3
22 June 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
17 January 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Scottish Borders Eyemouth Killiedraughts Bay 10:30am Berwickshire Marine Reserve View details & register » 3
26 April 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Kinghorn Kinghorn Harbour 11:00am Carol Rhodes View details & register » 3
15 August 2019
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Falkirk Bo'ness Kinneil LNR 10:00am Catherine Gemmell View details & register » 3
22 March 2020
County Nearest town Beachsort icon Time Organiser Publicity
Fife Kirkcaldy Kirkcaldy (Seafield) 11:00am Sally Walsh View details & register » 3